Dybala: Messi and Neymar not enough to replace him
Signing Lionel Messi and former teammate Neymar might not be enough to replace Paulo Dybala, according to Juventus Sporting Director Fabio Paratici.
Amidst the ire between the attacker and Juventus Coach Allegri, Paratici has doused the tension over the Argentine’s future at the club.
A mainstay in the Juventus’ first-team since being signed from Palermo in 2015 for €32m, but Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival at Juventus in the summer has subjected the 25-year-old future into uncertainty.
With Reports linking Dybala to a summer move to Real Madrid, Patratici quashed such talks, as he believes they are not enough players in the market to replace the Argentine.
“Dybala is staying,” the director as quoted by AS. “Juve only sell players if they want to leave.
The only way we could improve on Dybala is by signing Messi, maybe, and even with Neymar I’d have my doubts. Dybala is always by your side, he plays every game and when you watch him to the pitch you can see his personality.”
Since 2015, the former Palermo striker has scored 75 goals in 168 appearances for Juventus – seven of those goals in this season.