Manchester United have been strongly linked with Juventus forward Paulo Dybala over the past couple of weeks.
Whilst the rumours initially came out of the blue, the more and more reports on the news suggest something may be about to happen.
Our interest appears to be concrete and now reliable Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that we will find out about the transfer situation in the “next two or three days”.
In the early hours of Tuesday morning, Romano answered a question on Twitter about Paulo Dybala’s situation:
in some days – 2 or 3 days I guess – the Dybala situation will be decided!
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 30, 2019
Paulo Dybala saw his productivity decline at Juventus last season following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid 12 months ago.
The Argentina international only scored five goals and recorded just four assists in his 31 Serie A appearances (25 starts) in 2018-19, compared to 22 goals and five assists in 33 league games (26 starts) the previous season.
It was revealed a couple of days ago that the Italian champions would be willing to swap Dybala for Romelu Lukaku. Our Belgium striker’s future at Old Trafford had come into question earlier this summer, so a swap deal for Dybala would be a great deal for both parties.
However, Sky Sports reported that the 25-year-old wants to stay at the Allianz Stadium and fight for his place in the first team. Before that though, the forward is to hold talks with new manager Maurizio Sarri to find out about his status at the Italian giants. There are yet to be any reports that suggest whether or not Dybala would fancy a move to Old Trafford.
Paulo Dybala would be an excellent acquisition. He’s a great finisher who picks up good positions. With Juan Mata often used down the right wing, Dybala would fit into a number 10 role behind Marcus Rashford perfectly at Old Trafford.
We will have to wait and see if anything develops on this story. There are only 10 days left of the English summer transfer but that’s plenty of time given that Romano expects it to take 2-3 days before we find out the situation.