Arsenal is his first choice in England
If the saying that “There is no smoke without fire” then there is definitely some truth in the rumour that Arsenal are in contention to sign the young Argentinian striker Paulo Dybala. The Palermo hitman has scored 12 goals for the Serie A minnows this season, and Maurizio Zamparini has already admitted that the Argentinian striker will be moving on in the upcoming transfer window.
Zamparini was previously asked if Dybala and his team-mate Franco Vazquez would be going to AC Milan this summer. He replied): “Dybala and Vazquez will probably be sold this summer,”
Now the president has confirmed that Arsenal have made a bid for the 21 year-old and that the Emirates is his destination of choice if he moves to the Premier League. Zamparini was quoted as saying in the Independent: “Juventus and Arsenal have already made offers for the boy.”
“Someone like Dybala cannot be worth less than €40m,” he continued. “He would prefer to stay in Italy – he still wants to play in Serie A.
“Of the English clubs that have shown interest, though, Arsenal is his first choice because of the way Wenger makes his team play.”
The 21 year-old is now approaching the end of his third season in Italy since coming over from Institut in Argentina, and had only scored eight goals in his previous two seasons at the club, but he has now matured and has helped keep his club away from the relegation zone this year. But he has also indicated that he is keen to prove himself in the Premier League. He said during the January transfer window: “I obviously like Italian football, but I also like La Liga. And I follow the Premier League as well. All the teams charge forward and try to attack. That doesn’t happen in Serie A,”
“This is why I really like English football. A lot of teams are fighting for the title. That’s the biggest difference with La Liga, where you always have the same teams challenging for the title.”
That sounds very promising, and obviously Wenger must find the lad promising. If Zamparini wants to get 40m euros (about 28m GBP) for Dybala, then I wonder just how much Arsenal have offered?