Gustavo Dybala insists his brother is almost certainly leaving Juventus this summer.
The Argentine has not been able to find a way into the team since Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival, with Massimiliano Allegri prioritising his Portuguese star over a younger star.
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Understandably, Paulo Dybala wants to be playing football and not sat on the bench.
The playmaker has been linked with a big-money move to Manchester United in recent weeks, with the Daily Star previously running a story after gathering reactions from United fans on Twitter.
Paulo dybala should please come to Manchester United, we haven’t had a player with his style of play.
— Uhunamure Osazee (@iamtheosazee) May 16, 2019
Now Gustavo Dybala, the 25-year-old’s brother and agent, has spoken on Radio Impacto Cordoba (quoted below by the Manchester Evening News), saying the following:
“There are many possibilities that Paulo leaves Juventus. He needs a change. I can’t say where he’ll go, but there is a strong chance Paulo will leave. Of course, he’s not happy there.
“I can’t say right now if he will go abroad or stay in Italy. Before he was at ease in Italy, now he is no longer.
“Let’s say that Paulo is no longer at ease and happy, as many other Juventus players are no longer well. He is not the only one who will leave.
“The problems are on the field: Paulo is young, he has to play.”
Where does Dybala play if he joins United?
You could shoehorn him out on the right but scrap that, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to find a specialist winger for the right flank. A speed merchant.
We don’t seem to play with a no.10, though Solskjaer has thrown creative players like Juan Mata in deeper midfield positions against the likes of Chelsea to good effect.
Or, maybe Solskjaer is planning to change the shape next season, to play Dybala as a shadow striker?
Time will tell.