I think it comes as no secret whatsoever that Manchester United are chasing some form of goalscorer going into the new campaign. Jose Mourinho did set his sights on Antoine Griezmann, but the Frenchman ruled out leaving Atletico Madrid after they were hit with a transfer ban.
Now the latest name to be thrown into the ring is one that excites me greatly; Paulo Dybala of Juventus. According to Mundo Deportivo, United and Chelsea are set to battle it out for the signature of the insanely good Argentine.
The Italian media outlet are claiming that the Red Devils see Dybala as a like-for-like Wayne Rooney replacement, with the 31-year-old’s future still undecided.
Dybala, 23, signed for the Old Lady back in 2015 from Palermo. In his two seasons in Turin, the attacker has been one of Juventus’ outstanding performers.
He has the ability to play as the striker or just in behind the main forward, and his versatility will no doubt appeal to manager Mourinho. Dybala has bags of pace, great ability in possession, a real eye for a pass and a rocket of a left foot.
The forward would bring an awful lot to the table if Manchester United could pull this signature off, but I think achieving that feat is a lot easier said than done. Juve had a brilliant campaign last time around – although they lost the Champions League final.
It’d take an awful lot of money and a hefty transfer fee to have both player and club even remotely interested in the prospect of a transfer.