£100m superstar all set for Juventus exit as Chelsea announce Sarri is leaving?
Reports have claimed Paolo Dybala is set to leave Juventus, now that Maurizio Sarri is heading to Turin.
Sarri leaves Chelsea after just one season in which they finished third in the Premier League, which gained Champions League football next season, and secured the 60-year-old’s first major trophy as a manager.
It is no secret that Chelsea are keen to find an adequate replacement for the departing Eden Hazard, who decided to join Real Madrid in a deal worth around £100 million and they have been linked with a move for Dybala.
Recent reports in the media all suggested that the Argentine was set to leave Juventus this transfer window, especially as his brother and agent, Gustavo Dybala, claimed last month the forward wanted a move away from the Serie A champions in the summer amid links with Chelsea.
And with Chelsea officially announcing that Sarri is leaving the club, Italian Football expert Ian Digby has claimed it could end badly for many associated with the club, not just Dybala.
He told Sky Sports News on Dybala: “I think Dybala will be the one player who is forced to move on.
“I think the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo forced Juventus to play a front three for the most of last season and the only position available to Dybala in that system is wide on the right – that doesn’t suit him.
“He is much more comfortable down the middle behind a conventional No 9. And he has really struggled to adapt to that this season.
“It’s been his poorest season since he arrived at Juventus in 2015. He only scored three goals in the league and he really is the player that has been marginalised by Ronaldo’s presence.
“I can fully see him moving on this summer in search of somewhere he can play his more natural role.”
“I think Juventus fans will feel a little bit underwhelmed by Sarri’s appointment,” he added.
“They seemed to have been promised either Pep Guardiola or Mauricio Pochettino all summer and the more it goes on, the more it feels like it will be Maurizio Sarri. I’m not sure if he can continue Juve’s dominance.
“Juve’s club motto is, ‘winning is not important, it’s the only thing that matters,’ and last week Sarri said winning is not the only thing that matters and that sometimes you can do really well and finish second.
“That is not going to endear him to the Juve fans. The style and the tradition of the club is to finish first – almost at all costs.
“They do need to improve the way they play, they need to modernise their style of play on the pitch and Sarri can certainly do that – as we’ve seen at Napoli and Chelsea.”
Chelsea are of course still facing that transfer ban, meaning that they are still unbale to do any business over the next few months, but they are hoping to have that decision reversed.
If they do then they should still make a move to try and sign Dybala as the Argentine star will be sold by Juventus if the price is right, as the Italians are keen to revamp the squad after the departure of Max Allegri
In football it is all about the money and if Chelsea offer the right kind of money to both Juventus and Dybala, they will get the attacker.
And considering Dybala would bring goals and assists to the club, he could be a fantastic addition to the Chelsea side and the Premier League in general.