Real Madrid are reportedly set to offer Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez to Juventus to land Paulo Dybala in the summer transfer window.
Spanish publication Don Balon have reported that Real Madrid are set to step up their pursuit of Paulo Dybala, by offering out of favour attacking duo Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez in exchange of the Juventus forward in the summer.
Dybala has been an instrumental figure for Juventus ever since he signed for the Bianconeri from Palermo in a €32 million deal in 2015. Keeping things ticking, the young Argentine has scored 17 goals while providing 8 assists in 39 appearances across all competitions for Juventus this season.
Often drawing comparisons with his senior compatriot Lionel Messi for his nimble feet and technical ability, Dybala recently provided a reminder of how far he has come since joining the Serie A giants last season, as he almost single handedly led Juventus to a 3-0 win against Messi’s Barcelona.
With Dybala making such a profound impact for Massimiliano Allegri’s side, it is not surprising to see him attract attention from some of the biggest clubs across Europe. In fact, Manchester City, Barcelona and Real Madrid are three outfits that have been regularly monitoring the progress of the 23-year-old.
And while Dybala and his camp have insisted that he is not going anywhere anytime soon, the three clubs have been trying everything within their powers to persuade him into making a summer move. The latest of these tactics have been adopted by Los Blancos, who are offering two of their own players to land him.
As per the report, Real Madrid are set to offer James Rodriguez and former Juventus man Alvaro Morata to the Italian champions in order to tempt them into letting go of Dybala. Indeed, the duo haven’t been done any favours by Zinedine Zidane this season, as they have managed to make just 20 league starts among themselves all season long.
And their record in the limited opportunities that they have been afforded has been anything but unimpressive, with a combined tally of 16 goals and 8 assists to show for their efforts – hardly numbers that justify such few starts.
As Zidane has continued to overlook them, Morata and Rodriguez have continued to be linked with a summer exit from the Santiago Bernabeu. And if Real Madrid have their way, they could soon be headed to Italy to join Juventus, with Dybala headed the other way.
The Argentine is just 23 right now, and the potential that he has is exciting to say the least. With his best years ahead of him, he could definitely prove to be a valuable asset for Real Madrid for years to come, providing them with a long-term solution in attack in the process.
It now remains to be seen if Real Madrid can persuade both the club and the player into agreeing to a deal in the summer transfer window. It is clear, though, that Real Madrid will make every last ditch attempt to lure Dybala to a Bernabeu switch.