By Dave Marshall
Manchester United could be set to make a January move for Juventus striker, Paulo Dybala who reports in the Italian media suggest is growing disillusioned with life in Turin and is looking to move sooner rather than later. The 24 year old, despite a strong start to the season, has struggled in recent months, as he has been forced to play wide to supply his compatriot, Gonzalo Higuain who is the club’s first choice striker.
After complaining in the past few days about not spending enough despite having spent close to £300m, the signing of Dybala’s could yet help Mourinho’s cause of competing for the title. Current club record signing, Paul Pogba is close friends with the Argentine international, and will be a key factor if the player joins us at Old Trafford. Daily Express reports that Man United have signaled their intent to sign Dybala whose price tag is in the region of £140m.
Barcelona were reportedly interested in his services, but his uncanny playing similarities to Lionel Messi means that Ernesto Valverde’s side won’t have balance in the side, like the Argentina national team currently suffers. Dybala is a fiercely ambitious attacker known for his cultured left foot and set piece prowess. For much of the summer, Mourinho was hell-bent on getting a left-footed forward to add more creativity to the attacking line, as some of our players can’t start against other title chasing clubs especially in England.
United are currently 15 points behind Manchester City at the top of the table as we have drawn our last two league games against Leicester and Burnley. Juventus don’t want him to leave in the middle of a fiercely competitive title race, as teammate, Alex Sandro is also expected to leave next month. Dybala is one of the best footballers in the world, as he has grown in leaps and bounds since moving to the Allianz stadium.
He will offer creativity, passing, finishing and vision in the final third of the pitch, though a summer move is more likely to be on the cards.