Saturday, 25 January 2020

I am at a club that treated me well - Paulo Dybala

I am at a club that treated me well - Paulo Dybala, Dybala in love with Juve again

Argentina international Paulo Dybala has admitted he was close to leaving Juventus.

The Juventus man was linked with a move to Manchester United and Tottenham but ended up staying.

The attacker who has now scored 11 goals in 26 appearances as now admitted he was close to leaving but he had to wait until the last minute.

Speaking with The Guardian, Dybala explained what really happened and why he changed his mind to stay at the club.

'I was close to leaving. That was in the club's thinking, I knew. Until the last minute, we were waiting,' he said

'I have two years left on my contract. That's not a short time but it's not a long one either. We'll see what plans Juventus have if they think I might leave in the next market or if they want me to stay.'

'That's a decision for the club to make. It's hard to know because things change in a second.'

'But I'm here, at a club that has treated me well. I'm happy, comfortable. [Maurizio] Sarri's arrival has helped. He wanted me to stay, which gave me strength when we didn't know what would happen. I knew he could teach me, help me bring out the best in myself.'

Dybala who was once compared by former club [Palermo] president, also spoke about the comparison and claim he was not happy with it and that he just wanted to be known for who he is not new Aguero or Messi.

'If you believe that, it weighs on you, but I always said I didn't want to be the new anything, I want people to say my goals, my moves, are 'like Dybala', not anyone else,' he added

'[Lionel] Messi, [Omar] Sivori, and Aguero won incredible things. I wanted to win my things, not theirs.'

'There was criticism because it was €8million for a 17-year-old, their highest transfer ever. I left for €40m and when I got here, the first thing they asked was about the fee. You think about the prices paid now.' 

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