Los Blancos are preparing a mammoth €100 million bid to lure Juventus’s prized asset Paulo Dybala to the Santiago Bernabeu in 2018.
Juventus talisman Paulo Dybala was one of the most talked about players in the summer transfer window. The Argentine had an array of clubs vying for his signature, but he decided to snub all overs to stay put in Turin.
Real Madrid were keeping tabs on the player, but were challenged by Spanish rivals FC Barcelona. The Catalan side were reportedly touting Dybala has a potential replacement for Lionel Messi who will turn 30 in June next year.
However, with the signing of Paco Alcacer from Valencia, Luis Enrique may not be looking to add another striker to the fray, leaving the path clear for Zinedine Zidane.
According to Tom Sheen of the Sun, Real are plotting a massive €100 million move for the Juventus front man. However, due to a FIFA induced ban, the club are forbidden to sign any players for the next three windows, and could bring in Dybala in January of 2018.
Adding a player of Dybala’s calibre would certainly lay the marking down on Real Madrid’s spending prowess in the transfer market. After losing out on huge names like Paul Pogba and Andre Gomes this summer, Zidane will be hoping to see off all suitors by making a swift move for the Argentine talisman.
Paulo Dybala nominated for the Ballon d’Or.
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Dybala racked up 27 goals in 56 matches in all competitions last season and guided the Old Lady to a domestic double. He has enjoyed a relatively similar start to this campaign as well as he has managed to score four times and assist another 2 in 11 games.
With Cristiano Ronaldo showing signs of decline at 31, it may be the right time for Zidane to find a replacement for the evergreen Portuguese superstar. In 2018, Ronaldo will have turned 33, and may not be the potent goal-scoring machine he is today.