Arsene Wenger to add striker
According to Palermo’s president, Arsenal are set to complete a £29million transfer for striker Paulo Dybala
First signing of summer window
Recent reports suggest that the North London club have been keen on the Argentinian forward for some time and they are hopeful of making him their first signing of the summer transfer window.
Do not pick our player!
By all accounts Palermo president, Maurizio Zamparini, has made clear his intentions to sell the 21-year-old in the very near future and has told coach Giuseppi Lachini not to pick him to avoid injuries. That seems pretty conclusive then!
‘I have asked lachini not to play Dybala in these last few games,’ Zamparini told La Repubblica.
‘It’s possible that in the next eight to ten days we will sell the player, and I want to avoid injuries in this very delicate phase.
‘There is strong interest in him. In Italy there’s Juventus, Inter and Milan.
‘Meanwhile, in Europe there’s Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal, as well as Manchester City, who would like to try and get him but must sell first for Financial Fair Play.’
Top manager required for next stage of career
Yet to win any major honours, or announce himself to the international stage, Dybala will be keen that his next move will be a high profile one. With some of Europe’s biggest clubs watching him, it seems he may have the footballing world at his feet, but his advisors will be keen to stress that the hard work starts once the move is complete. He will need a top manager to guide him through the next stage of his playing career, and Arsene Wenger would be as good as any at that.
It does seem certain that a deal will be done somewhere soon for Dybala, and currently the Emirates looks as good a bet as anywhere.
Written by Michael Horne