According to various reports in recent days, Barcelona have agreed a deal in principle to sign Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann. Although other reports claim the deal will only happen should Barca fail in their bid to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool.
But while Manchester United could be losing out on the signing of Antoine Griezmann, who they were constantly linked with for the bulk of last season, Paulo Dybala has given them encouragement in their bid to sign him instead. The Argentine has scored 14 goals and recorded four assists in only 18 games for Juventus so far this season.
Dybala is a World Class player and I doubt if there are many United fans who would not want to see him at Old Trafford, should their move to sign Griezmann fail. And the player could well be considering leaving Juventus after he confirmed he can’t guarantee he will finish his career at the Turin based club side:
“I can’t promise I will stay at Juventus forever. It does not depend on me, but I don’t even want to say that this will be my last season here. I want to win everything now, football is strange you never really know what will happen in the future.”
And what will even delight Manchester United further, the Argentine went further to say he missed Paul Pogba and Dani Alves.
“I must admit I miss Dani Alves and Pogba,” he said. “Alves has an amazing vision and is really self-confident, he is one of the best players I’ve ever seen. Pogba is a friend of mine, we were on very good terms on and off the pitch.”
Although from that statement, one could read it as saying he is off to Paris Saint-Germain as Dani Alves plays for the French club. But do PSG really need him? With Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe already at the club, there will be no room for Dybala in their current team, which gives Manchester United a massive advantage. The only problem could be if Real Madrid are interested in signing the striker.
Paulo Dybala knows he would be up against an ageing Karim Benzema, which would most likely see him choose Real Madrid ahead of Manchester United, should the two clubs make offers for him. But United fans can hope Real are more interested in signing Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi instead.
Transfermarkt have Dybala’s market value at £63 million, which is a price Manchester United and other interested clubs can comfortably afford.