Highly-rated striker Paulo Dybala has been quoted by Spanish publication AS as telling reporters that the next 10 matches with Palermo could be his last at the Italian outfit.
The Argentine star has become one of the hottest properties on the market this season following a wonderful run of form in Serie A.
Arsenal and Manchester United have been credited with holding an interest in the player, as per the Express, while a figure of €40 million has been bandied about as a possible transfer price.
With Palermo only 12th in Italy’s top-flight, the exciting 21-year-old attacker has seemingly outgrown the club and readily admits that the remaining matches in the 2014/15 campaign could be his last at the club.
“I try not to think too much about the transfer market. I am completely focused on the ten games which remain, because they could be my last here,” he was quoted as saying by AS.
The Gunners and Manchester United aside, Barcelona have also been named as a possible target and speculation intensified after Dybala was present at the Nou Camp during the recent El Clasico encounter.
However, the former Instituto youngster denied any wrongdoing and merely stated he was at the Catalan club’s home in order to watch a great game and learn from it.
“I went to Camp Nou merely as a spectator. There were a lot of great players out on the pitch, it was a great game and it helped me because I learned a lot from watching it,” he added.
Both the Gunners and the Red Devils have an array of attacking options available, therefore unless they were planning on adding him as a first-team regular, an expensive summer deal would be a bit bizarre.
Nevertheless, in United’s case especially, with Radamel Falcao on loan and Robin van Persie aging, perhaps there is scope to bring in a new striker with the potential to lead the club for a number of years.