Manchester United have been keeping tabs on Palermo’s £30 million-rated striker Paulo Dybala, according to the Daily Mail.
Club scouts from the Red Devils were present at the weekend for Palermo’s game against Inter Milan, where they also watched Inter striker Mauro Icardi, who scored twice in a convincing 3-0 win.
Young Dybala, 21, has impressed this season, netting just over a goal every two games with nine in 17 appearances; this being his breakthrough season in Serie A. The Argentine has been dubbed as the ‘new Sergio Aguero’ back in his native country.
The South American man can play either as a striker or a right-winger, he is still very young and has many years in front of him. The hefty price tag could hinder him though if he was to move away from Italy, with their possibly being a lot of pressure on him too repay the transfer sum and hit the ground running straight away.
It could be a huge risk for clubs willing to pay £30 million for the Argentinian.
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The 21-year-old began his career with his hometown club Instituto in Argentina’s second division.
Nicknamed the ‘Jewel’ in Dybala’s debut season, he played 38 consecutive games and managed 17 goals. At this time he was just 17, beating Mario Kempes’ record as the youngest-ever scorer for the club. I’m sure most players wouldn’t turn down a record like that.
Palermo club president Maurizio Zamparini is resigned to losing their star striker in the summer and said: “This year he has exploded, but I already knew that he was very good.
“I told the English side that he is not for sale right now, but we can talk about it again in six months. In my view, he is the best striker in Europe at the moment.”
Rivals Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool have been keeping a close eye on the striker, the Red Devils could find it hard to seal the deal during the next transfer window with these clubs possibly in the running.