Real Madrid have been presented with a glorious opportunity to sign Paulo Dybala, who is reportedly keen on leaving Juventus next summer.
In another shocking transfer claim by Spanish news outlet Don Balon, Paulo Dybala is desperate to leave Juventus next summer after a stuttering start to the season. The Argentine international has struggled after the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo earlier this summer and believes that a switch to Real Madrid could be beneficial for his career.
It is understood that Dybala could be available for a fee of €80 million next season, which is a significant plummet from his €120 million price-tag earlier this summer.
And while FC Barcelona have shown a keen interest, it is believed that the Argentine prefers not to have Lionel Messi by his side, as it will significantly reduce his chances of making an impression in the first team. Thus, he understandably prefers a move to Santiago Bernabeu instead.
At the start of this season, Paulo Dybala was tipped to make a huge difference alongside Cristiano Ronaldo in the newfound Juventus attack. But, as iterated earlier, the former Palermo wonderkid has struggled after the arrival of the Portuguese international, whose superstardom coupled with his influence in the final third has somewhat overshadowed the presence of Dybala.
Indeed, the 24-year-old has scored only one goal in five Serie A matches so far this season. Primarily, he has failed to establish himself as a first team regular under Massimiliano Allegri, having been left on the bench in games against Lazio and Valencia whilst appearing as a substitute in the win against Parma.
That being said, Dybala’s move to Real Madrid could make a world of sense, from a pure sporting perspective. First and foremost, Dybala is undoubtedly one of the world’s most talented attackers, who has proven goalscoring records in one of Europe’s toughest leagues.
Despite his worrying form, the 24-year-old possesses something that Real Madrid have lacked for a long time now – his ability to carry the ball effortlessly in and around the final third. Although Zinedine Zidane cleverly utilized Isco’s fine ball carrying quality to good effect in the final third last season, the Spaniard still lacked the end-product.
Dybala, in that regard, could prove to be an excellent alternative given his proven goalscoring record. Furthermore, his tireless attitude both in and out of possession coupled with his trickery on the ball makes him an appealing choice for Real Madrid as they continue their search for a new Galactico.
However, it’s still doubtful whether Los Blancos will be willing to splash €80 million for someone like Dybala next season, especially when there will be far better alternatives available in the market, including Chelsea’s Eden Hazard or even loaned out Bayern Munich superstar James Rodriguez.