Striker Admits It ‘Would Be Great’ To Join Arsenal Amid Reports Of £31m Move
Palermo striker Paulo Dybala has opened the door to a potential big-money move to the Emirates after admitting it ‘would be great’ to play for Arsenal..
With the January transfer window fast approaching managers are formalising their plans to strengthen their squads ahead of the second half of the season, so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Paulo Dybala admits he’d be interested in joining Arsenal.
Palermo striker Paulo Dybala has opened the door to a potential big-money move to the Emirates after admitting it ‘would be great’ to play for Arsenal, according to reports.
Dybala has emerged as one of the hottest properties in Europe after an explosive start to the season in Serie A that’s seen him score 9 times for Palermo so far this campaign.
His impressive form in front of goal has led to speculation over a move this January with recent reports suggesting that Arsene Wenger was eyeing a swoop for the Argentinean starlet.
Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini responded to the reports by saying that Dybala would be better than the likes of Lionel Messi in two years, so they won’t cash-in for anything less than €40m (£31m).
“Within two years, he’s going to be better than Cristiano Ronaldo, [Lionel] Messi and [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic.”
“It would take €40m (£31m) to take him away from us. He’s the best striker in Serie A.” Zamparini is quoted as saying
That price-tag doesn’t appear to have put off the Gunners as the Express reported last week that Wenger has held formal talks with Palermo and made it clear he was prepared to match that figure in order to land was of the most talented young strikers in European football this winter.
Who knows how much truth there is behind those claims but one thing’s for sure, Dybala would be interested in the move as he’s now been quoted as saying that it would ‘be great’ to play for Arsenal in the Premier League:
“To know that someone like that thinks highly of me fills me with pride.
“I can’t deny that going to Arsenal and playing in the Premier League would be great, but at the moment I’m a Palermo player.” Dybala is quoted as saying by the Mirror.
The 21-year-old certainly looks like he has a bright future ahead of him but I would be hugely surprised if Arsene was ready to spend in excess of £30m on signing another young striker this January.
A forward is probably the last position we need to strengthen this winter as a central defender and holding midfielder are far greater priorities for the club, so despite Dybala’s eagerness to join, I don’t see anything coming of this any time soon.
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The boss may look to revise his forward options in the summer but I wouldn’t be expecting Dybala, or any other striker for that matter, to be coming to North London in January, despite what newspaper reports claim.
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