Palermo have revealed they are ready to surrender Paulo Dybala to the highest bidder.
The 21-year old, who has an initial £30 million price tag, is rumoured to be a target for a host of clubs including Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United. But, reports in Italy suggest Juventus are leading the race to sign him.
The Argentine striker has scored 12 goals in 27 appearances for the Serie A side, as well as seven assists. With a lethal left foot, reviews in Italy have highlighted Dybala’s trickery, pace and instinctive finishing.
Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini said in January that if he was to sell his star player, as well as his strike partner Franco Vazquez, it wouldn’t be until June. But it now looks that he won’t have much of a choice. However, Zamparini won’t let the youngster go cheap “Dybala is worth £40 million. But I won’t sell him until June. He’s the best striker in Serie A. Within two years, he’ll be better than Ronaldo Ibrahimovic and Messi.”
“It is clear that Paulo will leave. In fact, we’re looking for another striker, as we only have (Andrea) Belotti at the moment. Next year Palermo will have to play without Vazquez and Dybala, so I’d like to see more players come in.”
According to Palermo, Dybala has rejected all of Palermo’s proposals for a new contract. His current one runs out next year. However, with the youngster in such good form, it would be no surprise should he move elsewhere in the summer transfer window.