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Juventus edge closer to completing Paulo Dybala deal

May 10, 2015 - 2:09 pm

Palermo have confirmed the future of Paulo Dybala will be announced in the next few days with Juventus being his likeliest destination.

The Argentine has been linked with a host of clubs around Europe including Chelsea, Inter, Roma, PSG and Manchester City but it seems Juve may have beaten off competition to secure the signature of the 21-year-old striker.

President Maurizio Zamparini reportedly instructed Rossonero boss Beppe Iachini to drop Dybala from the squad and sure enough, the player was absent from the team that took on Atalanta today.

Palermo director Dario Baccin went one step further by confirming that the club “are in the conclusive phase of the sale.”

Speaking to Sky Sport Italia Baccin confirmed that “Over the next few days the President will inform you of everything.”

Juventus are widely expected to have struck a deal with Palermo for Dybala for a fee that could range from €25-30m and may possibly include the transfer of a number of co-owned players.

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    duder1897 May 10, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Who voted NO and why?

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      Moderator May 10, 2015 at 3:32 pm

      I suppose some are still unconvinced which is fair enough

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        DutchJuve May 10, 2015 at 4:04 pm

        Sure it is but we shouldn’t let this kid walk.

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          Moderator May 10, 2015 at 4:08 pm

          30m or thereabouts – it’d be the first time we spent so much on a youngster. Could really pay off for us.

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        duder1897 May 11, 2015 at 6:15 pm

        Unconvinced why? Have they not seen him play?

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          DutchJuve May 11, 2015 at 6:41 pm

          He has only shown to be a good player for one season on the highest level, although Serie A can hardly be called the highest level at times. This is why people are unconvinced, what if this form is just only this season and it drops drastically next season? What if he can’t take the pressure of playing for a top club? So many things to be doubtful about, and that asshole Zamparini asks way too much money. It’s a huge gamble to take this kid for so much money. But on the other hand, if you don’t gamble, you can’t win. If we’re lucky Dybala is the next big thing and he wins us prices, but worst case scenario is he flops big time and we sell him for not even half what we paid for him.

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      BelgianJuventino May 11, 2015 at 9:42 am

      Havent voted yet, but so can see why one would do so. He’s very expensive and unproven, this could be a huge flop.

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        duder1897 May 11, 2015 at 6:16 pm

        €25m is not very expensive. And he is 21 years old. It’s almost impossible that Juventus will lose a lot of money on this guy.

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          BelgianJuventino May 12, 2015 at 9:31 am

          25 is much, but we pay more than that. Closest reported is 28 + 4 in bonuses, thus 32million. And that’s the cheapest deal reported, there are also reports saying it’s 32 mill + 8 in bonuses.

          Impossible to lose a lot of money on him, please, this can happen so easy with any big deal. Just think of Jorge Martinez, he cost us 12mill and we got literally nothing from him. Think of Amauri, Diego, Tiago, Jorge Andrade and so many more players.

          If Dybala doesn’t turn out to be super awesome, there is no way anyone will pay even half of what we are paying now.

          It’s a risky move. I’m not saying Dybala is a bad player or a bad deal, I’m only pointing out the big financial risk.

          He has 9 goals and 13 assists in the season(last time i checked) which ain’t bad, but it ain’t mindboggling either. People don’t believe in Zaza but he has more or less the same stats and is half ours already.

          Just cause Dybala is Argentinian, it doesn’t mean he’ll be the next big thing. I’m already tired of people calling him the “new Messi”.

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            duder1897 May 12, 2015 at 2:12 pm

            None of your examples can compare with Dybala who is widely considered one of the most exciting young players in the world. And it’s about potential. Zaza doesn’t really have the talent to become a world star. He is what he is. No one thought Martinez was a good signing. No one outside of Palermo, and Juve headquarters apparently, thought Amauri was anything but a waste of money. Diego wasn’t that bad. He was turned into a scapegoat with Melo. Tiago is still playing excellent football and Andrade got injured.
            And you’re saying unless Dybala is super awesome no one will consider paying €15-20m for him? Are you serious? So if he is just awesome.. say 15 goals and 15 assists.. he will be worth about €10m LOL I think we are done. You clearly don’t know what you’re talking about. Let’s just hope if this transfer does happen he makes everyone happy.

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            BelgianJuventino May 12, 2015 at 3:25 pm

            I wasn’t comparing players, I’m comparing the possible outcomes of big money transfers. Dybala could get injured and a flop like Andrade. He might not fit in at the club, like Diego or Krasic. He might just turn out to be a bad player, like Martinez.

            What makes you say Zaza doesn’t have that potential? He’s an Azzurri player who impresses with club and country and he’s also just 23. What exactly is so promising about Dybala that he is instantly worth 30million? Plus, his contract runs out next season, I’m pretty convinced we’re overpaying on him.

            Don’t know why you react this angry though, you’re either in some sort of bad mood or you just can’t debate properly.

            I never said I think it’s a bad deal. It’s an exciting transfer. Just might backfire hard.

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            duder1897 May 12, 2015 at 8:44 pm

            I’m pretty convinced he will double his worth in 3 years at Juventus. And like I said, none of the players you’ve mentioned were considered by anyone the kind of talent Dybala is.

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            BelgianJuventino May 13, 2015 at 6:00 am

            I hope he will mate, would be a huge attack duo if he turns out good, together with Morata.

            To be considered a talent means shit to me though. Elia was also supposed to be a great talent. Balotelli too, Cassano and you can fill in hundreds more.

            Anyway, have you seen Dybala play? I haven’t really seen him play, so I don’t rate myself a good judge of his talent. I just put faith in Marotta and Paratici

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            duder1897 May 13, 2015 at 10:58 am

            I thought Elia played well every time he came on for Juventus. I also thought he played well for Holland. Just another talent ruined by our incompetent managers. Why are we signing wingers when it’s clear we have no intentions of playing a 4-3-3.
            Balotelli and Cassano are mentally challenged. Put the drive and determination and maturity of, say, Del Piero into their bodies and they would both be two of the better players of their generations. Technique and coachability. Cruyff said those were the only two things he looked for when searching for talent. Everything else can be taught. Those two things can not. If a players coachability is low it is a waste of time.
            And yes I’ve seen Dybala play. He has great technique. He’s very fast and has a deadly left foot. He is more of a 10 than a 9. So he would probably work well with Morata.

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            BelgianJuventino May 13, 2015 at 12:27 pm

            All 3 of those are just too lazy and/or too arrogant to make something from their careers, despite being talented. Elia has impressive speed but that’s pretty much all there is to say about him imo.

            But yeah, you elaborated on what I meant, talent isn’t everything. Nobody will pay 30mill for Balotelli despite his enormous talent and young age (not teenage young anymore, but still young)

            I have no idea how Dybala is as a person, I have only seen some flashy plays.

            Sincerely hope he will be great. Dreaming of a Morata – Dybala – Berardi trio already or a duo with Dybala and Morata up front

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    Papilaya(John)™★★★ May 10, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Is he worth it? I know nothing of this dude

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      Peter May 11, 2015 at 7:33 am

      It’s definitelly a risk, but if we’re lucky, he’s the next big thing.

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    Jack Handey May 10, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    I’m excited about this signing. He could be bust, or turn out to be the next Messi. It is a worthy gamble even at €30mil. I thought long and hard about whose skillset Dybala’s compares to and came to the conclusion that it is RM’s James Rodriguez. They are about the same size. Both are extremely reliant on their left foot in a way others like Messi aren’t. Both pass and dribble extremely well. Both have great vision. Dybala is probably a better finisher.

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    Giancarlo May 10, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Mmm … sloppy. “rosanero” not “rossonero”

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    Oky_IP May 11, 2015 at 7:48 am

    I think 32m (+4m bonus) are definitely too much. But, let him go to rival can be more costly. Also, Tevez is already 31 yo, Juve need a future replacement. Berardi is good, but he doesn’t fit the bill to be the next number 10.

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    ho Hi May 11, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    I think hes like amauri

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      DutchJuve May 11, 2015 at 6:36 pm

      No one is like Amauri, that guy is one of a kind hahaha

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    JuveKSA May 12, 2015 at 5:23 am

    Has anyone watched him enough to judge if he’s worth ‘MORE’ than Morata?