Manchester United have been told they must sign ‘the next Aguero’, Paulo Dybala, by former club hero Phil Neville. The 21-year-old Argentine currently plays for Palermo in Serie A and is rapidly rising to fame.
The Daily Express carry the quote from Phil Neville who said: “Watched a player last night who’s going to be a star Palermo’s Argentine Dybala remember the name!!” Manchester United however face some competition with North-Londoners Arsenal ready to move and Ronald Koeman’s high flying Saints in the mix (as we previously reported as few weeks ago).
Dybala began his career with Instituto in his native Argentina where he played 40 league matches and scored 17 goals. In July 2012, Palermo completed the signing of Dybala. He featured from the start of his Italian career and has played 65 Serie A games, scoring 13 goals. The striker has now developed further and it seems this season will be a prolific one with 5 goals netted in just 13 league showings in 2014/15 so far.
Manchester United will no doubt have the financial clout to purchase Dybala but will be required to pay £31m as Palermo’s eccentric president Maurizio Zamparini slaps a big price tag on the talent. Zamparini also called him “the best striker in Serie A” and claimed “Within two years, he’s going to be better than Cristiano Ronaldo, [Lionel] Messi and [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic”.
So Dybala has received high praise indeed but who will win the race to his signature? Manchester United, Arsenal or Southampton or another club? What do you think?
By Gareth Thomas | November 25th, 2014