Paolo Dybala is currently the most in-demand striker in European football, with his 12 goals in 25 games for Palermo doing much to raise his reputation, and he has told Corriere della Sera that Barcelona have an advantage in signing him.
The 21-year-old has been linked with a host of Europe’s top clubs, with the Mirror naming Arsenal and Manchester United as two of the Premier League sides keen on signing the Argentine forward in the summer. Both clubs need to bolster their offensive lines with a consistent goalscoring threat, and, currently, Dybala looks the best bet.
However, United and Arsenal will not face an easy task when it comes to signing the Palermo man, especially with club president Maurizio Zamparini listing him for sale at €40 million, as per ESPN. That is a large enough price for any club, but well within the confines of both clubs, but it is a personal choice on Dybala’s part that looks like it could scupper a deal.
Quoted by Corriere della Sera, Dybala told Radio Belgrano in his homeland that he “would swim to Barcelona” above all other choices.
Zamparini has named PSG or one of the Premier League clubs as the most likely destination for the young striker in the summer, as per TuttoSport, and Palermo look set to lose their star man. Considering this is his first season of consistent goal scoring, if they receive €40 million for Dybala, then it could be considered that Palermo are the real winners of the deal.