Out of nowhere, a Manchester United move for Juventus hot-shot Paulo Dybala is picking up some serious traction.
The latest update in the brewing saga comes from Gazzetta dello Sport’s Wednesday print edition, translated via Sport Witness. They start by stating that United fans are ‘awaiting his yes’ ahead of a proposed Old Trafford switch.
Again, the story is very much the same. At this stage, it’s all down to the Argentine Dybala who likely has some reservations about moving to a club without Champions League football on offer.
Furthermore, a first contract offer has already been made by the Red Devils – which stands at £150,000-a-week while Dybala wants closer to £210,000 at this stage.
Despite a pretty considerably difference, Gazzetta state that a United move is the ‘most probable outcome’ for the talented 25-year-old, with the Italian media outlet adding that the ‘ending is already written’.
Gazzetta claims that Thursday (tomorrow) is the day in which Dybala is expected to land in Italy and have a chat with Maurizio Sarri about his future, so we should expect more movement on the transfer from that point forward.
One final snippet from GdS is that United legend Patrice Evra is doing his utmost, by calling Dybala personally, doing his bit to accelerate the transfer.
I like Dybala, he’s a top player with a bright future and if it means bringing him in as part of a Romelu Lukaku swap, it would be good business – although there’s a risk element. It’s clear the Argentine isn’t completely sold on a United move at this stage (which is fair enough), with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen on signing players who actually want to be here.
The last thing United want is another Angel di Maria on their hands…