Paulo Dybala

Paulo Dybala

Position : Striker
Country: Argentina
Age: 28
Birth Place: Laguna Larga
Preferred Foot: Left

Paulo Dybala is a professional footballer playing on the offense, known for his dribbling, creativity, and goal conversion. Born in Cordoba, Argentina, he is often considered the next big Argentine star after Lionel Messi. Dybala's career began in his homeland, but his period in Italy is responsible for his up come as a player. He has always had spectacular statistics scoring and assisting regularly. With Juventus – the team he has spent the most time with, Dybala has won Serie A five out of five times, the Coppa Italia 3 times, and has also become Champions League runner-up in 2017. He has also won Serie B during his time with Palermo.

Paulo Dybala’s Transfer History

  • 2012: Instituto AC to US Palermo – £8 Million
  • 2015: US Palermo to Juventus – £29 Million

Paulo made his professional debut at the age of 17 in Argentine's second division. Playing with his hometown club's kit during his first year, he featured in 40 games and scored 17 goals, which ignited European interest. Serie A's Palermo had scouted the teenager and was quick to snatch one of their transfer targets. Announcing the attacker's signing, Maurizio Zamparini, president of the club, introduced him as the new Sergio Aguero. In his first season in Italy, Dybala's efforts couldn't help saving Palermo from relegation. His actions, however, were enough to win instant promotion in the next campaign to which he contributed with five goals. 2014-2015 was his breakout season when he proved he could play at the top-level, scoring 13 goals and providing ten assists.

Before joining Juventus in 2015, Dybala was surrounded by transfer rumours linking him with Premier League sides Arsenal and Manchester United. An agreement with any English team was never reached, and Juventus went on to take advantage of the situation. For a little less than £30 Million, the Old Lady got itself a player that would last serving the club. Dybala was immediately introduced to the line-up and became an important part of Juventus. Despite that, as each campaign concluded, he continued making it into the transfer news with rumours about his possible exit. In 2016 it was Bayern Munich that tried signing him, in 2018, it was Atletico Madrid, the list goes on with clubs like PSG and Tottenham Hotspur still interested in the striker. It's only normal to have tons of football whispers surrounding one of the brightest offensive players in the world.

After five years with Juventus, you may think that the odds of completing a transfer away from the Turin team are getting pretty low. However, it would take serious persuading for Dybala to leave the club with which he rose to prominence. Furthermore, amidst all the gossip, people often forget that he's one of the most expensive footballers at the moment with an estimated value of over £70 Million. It's not every day that clubs can part ways with such a tremendous amount of money, which makes Dybala's exit even less possible for the most part.