In another blow dealt on the club’s signing plans for the summer, Argentina’s forward, Paulo Dybala has agreed a move to Turin, to join Italian champions, Juventus. Palermo coach Beppe Iachini has confirmed the signature of the 21 year-old and the club’s president, Maurizio Zamparini who wants him to leave fit, made sure he wasn’t used during the side’s away win against Cagliari on Sunday.
Chelsea has kept an eye on the young forward following his excellent displays as they are in dire need of a striker. The team’s campaign was almost marred by the injuries of their main strikers: Costa and Remy. They lost out in the champions league round of 16 to PSG, and the special one hopes they do better next season. The club has made couple of enquires on forwards all around Europe, with Dybala one of the top targets.
The forward who has also been monitored by Arsenal, United and Tottenham in the last few months, has no doubt enjoyed one of best outing in the European leagues, having scored 13 goals and made 10 assists in 33 appearances. 6 clubs were involved in the race to get the player, but the the club president said of the Old Lady “They are the most determined so far, though.” Juve will be letting go of their loanee Edoardo Goldaniga who is already at the Sicilian club. In addition, the 5-year deal will cost them €2.2 million Euros per year, and Palermo will be paid €28 million Euros and €8 million Euros as bonuses.
With this deal made, Mourinho will have to look elsewhere for another striker, as even Paulo Dybala has earlier expressed his fears of not getting first team action at the Stamford bridge. He has always dreamt of playing alongside his childhood model, Andre Pirlo, and finally that chance has come. A Chelsea move was never likely to happen despite the 30 million pounds bid the pensioners put on his head.