The agent of Juventus star Paulo Dybala has today defended his client claiming the Argentine’s demands were not the reason for a potential transfer to Manchester United collapsing.
It was one of the biggest talking points towards the English transfer deadline, with Tottenham looking like another possible destination for Dybala.
A transfer to United would have likely seen Romelu Lukaku make the move to Juventus.
The Independent ran a report from the reliable Miguel Delaney claiming Dybala had serious reservations over the possibility of joining United. The 25-year-old had doubts over the Red Devils returning to the top of European football and, let’s face it, he’s currently at a club aiming to win the Champions League most seasons.
Manchester United correspondent James Ducker added that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer only wanted to sign players who would be fully committed to the cause at hand. New signings Daniel James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire already seem like good fits.
However, the Telegraph report suggests that Dybala’s ‘huge wage demands, exorbitant agents’ fees and image rights’ were also cited as having played a key role in United’s decision to pull the interest.
But that has been denied by the player’s agent.
Speaking to Tuttosport, Jorge Antun assured that rumours surrounding the demands of his client were not true.
“I did speak to the English club, but the stories about the commission were not true,” he said, as quoted by Football-Italia. “There were simply issues between the two clubs.”