Arsenal’s move for Paulo Dybala have grown more wings, with the player himself now confirming the link according to the Mirror.
Dybala is recognized as one of the most heavily stocked emerging strikers in Europe, being the figurehead of everything thick that has clicked for Palermo going forward in the Sere A this season.
The Gunners have reportedly had a £31 million agreement with the Rosanero for a move for the Argentine to London in January, and Dybala admits he is not exactly adverse to that coming to fruition.
Speaking to Ole, the 21-year old said:
“To know that someone like that thinks highly of me fills me with pride”.
“I can’t deny that going to Arsenal and playing in the Premier League would be great, but at the moment I’m a Palermo player”.
Dybala’s particular mention of Arsenal must be the most curious piece of the above quoted statements as there have been several other Premier League clubs supposedly interested in bringing him to England, Manchester United, Liverpool and Southampton the other major front runners.
However, it’s been Arsenal who have been more forward in approaching the Italians over a negotiation for him. Palermo club President, Maurizio Zamaparini has held firm his grip of the player and will not let him go unless a substantially high price is met.
As a professional should do, Dybala duly pays honour to the ties that bind him to be fully focused only on the engagements involving his current employers but the acknowledgement that he would want to turn out in the Premier League someday makes it a matter of ‘when’ and not ‘if’ he will soon be a possible Arsenal player. Much would still have to be agreed on his price, as well as his continued progression in the current Serie A season.
And based on current form, we should not be letting him slip.
Dybala has scored a goal in each of Palermo’s last four Serie A games raising his tally this season to 6 goals in 13 games, and not just does he score goals, but he is literally carrying that club at the moment all by himself, despite being just 21. It goes to justify his being dubbed as the next Sergio Aguero, even going a way to vindicate Zamaparini’s bold claim that he’ll eclipse Ronaldo, Messi and Zlatan in the not too distant future.
South Americans are indeed bringing out the best of strikers in the world and like our very Alexis Sanchez, Aguero has absolutely lit up the Premier League this season with 14 goals in 14 games and Dybala might just run out of patience in Italy to prove that he could reach the same heights too. Wouldn’t it just be so delightful be to see him do that for Arsenal?
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