Italian media hint at Paulo Dybala transfer to Atletico Madrid
Paulo Dybala didn’t expect to be distraught at this stage of the summer.
The Argentine striker left Juventus in tears at the end of the season after seven years in Turin. After threatening to become one of the world’s superstars, he met a trickier end at Juventus as their fortunes also fell.
It was Inter who overthrew Juventus’ Serie A dominance and that’s where they were supposed to be heading this summer on a free. However, according to La Repubblica, in a report covered by Mundo Deportivo, Inter’s lack of exits is delaying his deal. Joaquin Correa, Alexis Sanchez and Edin Dzeko are all shouldering some of the finances that would have gone into Dybala’s contract.
La Repubblica continue to say that Dybala is starting to have doubts whether Inter will end up moving enough pieces to get him through the door. Atletico Madrid is one of the few destinations Dybala would consider an ideal alternative. Not only could he move to Spain, but he sees it as the perfect place to secure his place in Argentina’s World Cup squad.
As Mundo Deportivo point out, while this might be an attractive option for Dybala, it might not make sense for Atleti. Los Colchoneros are set to sell this summer in order to balance their books currently and already in possession of Alvaro Morata and Antoine Griezmann, adding another high paying striker entering the latter stages of their careers may not ideal.