An update has emerged regarding Manchester United and soon to be free agent Paulo Dybala.
The Lowdown: Old Trafford meeting
Dybala is out of contract with Juventus at the end of June and looks destined to leave the Italian giants for nothing over the summer.
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Reports last month suggested that new Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag was pushing for a move for Dybala, with the forward’s representatives already meeting with Old Trafford chiefs regarding a potential move.
Ten Hag has been told to scour the free transfer market, and it looks as if one of the most valuable soon to be free agents could be on his way to England.
The Latest: Agent in London
Sports Witness relayed an update from Sky Sports Italia regarding Dybala on Friday. They claimed that the Argentine’s agent, Jorge Antun, ‘is in London’ to ‘test the waters’ and ‘listen to proposals’.
Manchester United were name-checked in the report, saying it is ‘possible’ an € 8m-a-year salary at Old Trafford could be offered.
The Verdict: Get it done…
Ten Hag looks certain to be short of central attacking options over the summer, with Edinson Cavani set to leave on a free transfer. Therefore, bringing in Dybala, valued at £ 36m, for nothing would be a shrewd move. The 28-year-old can play anywhere in a front four and has scored 115 times for Juventus in 291 games.
He’s also been in fine form in 2021/22, contributing to 21 goals in 37 games, and with United keen to explore the free transfer market, now could be the best time to act by securing a pre-contract agreement.
An € 8m-a-year salary would work out at around £ 130,000-a-week, which would put him on less than both Luke Shaw and Victor Lindelof, so you could argue that the Red Devils could even comfortably up that offer with no transfer fee involved.
In other news: Fabrizio Romano: Man Utd have now agreed key deal for ‘important’ Old Trafford move.