When he ran out of hundreds of millions of euros to do business on the transfer market, Juventus first put Paulo Dybala on the transfer list. It was the same in the last two transfer window, so the Argentine stayed at the club and was the most important player of the Old Lady.
It remains to be seen what will happen this time because the situation is identical. In today's issue, Gazeta Delo Sport announced that it will consider offers that are around the amount of 100,000,000 euros for a diminutive striker, and this story was immediately followed by the island media, which said that Manchester United and Tottenham are in the mood for negotiations.
Fans are disappointed
It was not enough for Dybala that he scored 11 goals and had the same number of assists in Serie A, which was often more productive even than Cristiano Ronaldo during the season. It was one of the best again and was put up for sale again.
Many Juventus fans rightly wonder what the Argentine should do on the field for the leaders of the Old Lady to finally say - this player is not for sale, because we simply do not have and will not be able to find a better one.
It is difficult to find someone who will listen to eternal stories about their future, endure all those injustices and always go out on the field with a smile, decide matches, lead your team to the trophy. Someone who won't get angry and won't mind the fact that the leaders will pack his suitcases all summer, and he will talk all the time about how he wants to stay at the club.
As if he hadn't already given them enough goals and tricks. Maybe Juventus, after all, deserved Dibala to leave, so that everyone in Turin could see how difficult it is to find a similar player on the market. It is clear that they want to refresh the team in Turin, and that the Argentine is still someone who can bring huge capital and the opportunity for the club to bring reinforcements without hindrance.
Dybala was perhaps the best Juventus investment in the previous decade. He came in July 2015 for compensation of 40,000,000 euros and justified every euro for the next five years. He played 228 games in all competitions, scored 95 goals and recorded 38 assists.
Which is to say, he has repaid his, and it is up to the club leaders to see if they are able to find a player who will be able to repeat that performance for so much money invested.