Juventus star Paulo Dybala was linked with a move away from Turin over the summer, but the Argentinian striker stayed put at the Allianz Stadium. A couple of months after the transfer window ended, Dybala has revealed he never wanted to leave the Old Lady, despite being linked with Premier League teams.
Manchester United and Tottenham were two squads interested in Dybala’s services, with some reports claiming the Argentinian was close to signing with them before some financial issues made the deal collapse.
Speaking to Corriere della Sera, Dybala has admitted he feels a weight has been lifted off his shoulders with the window closed and he can ‘let the pitch do the talking’ now, just like he did against Inter last Sunday, when he scored the first goal of Juve’s victory.
“It wasn’t an easy summer,’ he said. ‘Hearing your name linked to every team and every place, where you don’t want to go, isn’t a nice thing. But this is football, even if before the transfer window opened I said: “I want to stay here.”
“I think it was more important to let the pitch do the talking, even if until the last day no-one knew what would happen. I wanted to stay, I wanted to play here and continue my career at Juve.
“I think I can still give a lot and I showed a glimpse of that against Inter.
“I feel less weight on my shoulders and very calm mentally. I was convinced that with Sarri, I’d start to have fun, work and prove what I’m worth. And that’s what I’m trying to do.”
Albeit other teams like Paris Saint-Germain have expressed their interest in the former Palermo player, it doesn’t look like Dybala wants to leave Juventus any time soon. He has started to show better things on the pitch in recent matches, so maybe all these rumors are going to fade.
Paulo is keen to stay in Turin and he might have a good chance to change Maurizio Sarri’s mind in the future.