There has been much debate on JustArsenal as to whether the Gunners are still in need of a new top-class striker to rival Olivier Giroud next season. For the ones who think we do need one, the two most popular targets would appear to be Paulo Dybala and Alexandre Lacazette, who are both 23 years old and have already proven themselves in the top flight.
Now it seems that Paulo Dybala is definitely going to be leaving Palermo this summer and negotiations with his next club are already far advanced. The Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini reported in the Metro: ‘A team should close the signing of Dybala in the next 15 days,’
‘He will not go for less than €40million euros.’
The Argentine hitman is also rumoured to be wanted by Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid as well as Arsenal, but Dybala is much more likely to secure a regular starting place at the Emirates than at the others, although United could possibly need him as a replacement for Falcao next year.
With the crazy exchange rate at the moment, €40million euros is only 28.5m GBP so he is well within Wenger’s price range, and if he continues to improve at his current rate then this could prove to be a very solid investment for the club. We all know Wenger loves Olivier Giroud, but the French striker will be approaching 29 years of age at the beginning of next season so it makes sense to have a much younger replacement waiting to pounce on his starting spot as soon as possible.
Who thinks Dybala will be a good buy for Arsenal?