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Paulo Dybala is Real Madrid’s First Interest

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Paulo Dybala

Madrid, Spain – Juventus striker Paulo Dybala is being said to be the “number one” target for many teams, in particular, current UEFA Champions finalist Real Madrid.

The 22-year-old phenom has been lights this season with La Vecchia Signora, winning the Serie A title and with a chance at a double if his side wins Saturday against Milan for the Coppa Italia. 

The Argentine joined Juventus last summer and was known to be in the radar of Barcelona, but Real Madrid are also interested in his services, according to journalist Eduardo Inda on Spanish television’s El Chiringuito.

[Dybala] is number one on the list of possible signings for Real Madrid next season,” he said.

“He is interesting Barcelona, he’s interesting Real Madrid and he’s interesting PSG.

“He’s not at the level of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi or Neymar but he’s on the next rung down and could break that top level.”

Now, the cost for him is something that president Florentino Perez may not be interested in paying unless the club sells several stars, including James Rodriguez and Isco Alarcon.

Dybala cost Juventus €32million, the Bernabeu club could expect to pay over double that to even have a chance of convincing the Turin club to part with the 22-year-old.

Having previously admitted that he would love to play with compatriot Lionel Messi at Barcelona, it could also be a tough sell for the player, which faces a similar situation as Madrid with Neymar and Luis Suarez.

With 45 appearances, in all competitions, Dybala scored 23 goals and nine assist. With similar appearances, James and Isco scored 13 goals and 22 assists.

Paris Saint-Germain is the looming club looking to bid for a superstar to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer. Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Jr., and James have all been mentioned to make the jump to the Ligue 1.

Though Dybala still a superstar in the making, Juventus is not sold on the idea of letting him go.

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