For most of us, we've heard a little bit about 21-year-old Paulo Dybala here and there. We've seen the clubs interested in the Argentine and the phenomenal fee being talked about for him.
However, not so many will have actually seen the talismanic forward play. Not to worry, I'm going to explain the strikers strengths, weaknesses, and where I think he could end up in the summer.
The Argentine forward only moved to Palermo in July 2012. Since he has been a constant threat for Serie A defences. It looks like Palermo have yet again found a very talented Argentine taking Italy by storm, like current PSG playmaker Javier Pastore before him.
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What can he bring to a new club?
At 5ft8in, Dybala certainly lacks any sort of physical presence, however, he is certainly a fighter. Although he can't match you average centre half, Dybala loves taking defenders on and leaving them for dead with his blistering pace.
But Dybala is much more than just a young, quick forward. For just 21 years old, he has a fantastic footballing brain. As you can imagine, Dybala likes a trick or two; he possesses a lot of skill, and combined with his pace, it is a deadly combination that has got the better of even the best defenders in Serie A.
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The thing that I like most about Dybala, is that he actually tries to stay on his feet. A young South American who is quick, skilful a likes to stay on his feet doesn't quite fit the usual stereotype does it, Neymar? Ok, cheap shot I know, but it is both refreshing and staggering to see the amount of goals he's scored this season in situations where he could have gone down.
The next Messi? Yeah, right!
He's been heralded by some as the 'Messi of the future', but he is far from that. From what I've seen of him, he bears much more resemblance to Sergio Aguero, and although his pace, dribbling and lethal left foot is a similarity with the Barcelona striker, I can see more off the ball comparisons with Manchester City's forward.
Where could he end up?
Most recently, Dybala has been linked with a move to Arsenal. However, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Barcelona have been credited with an interest in Dybala also.
For me, a transfer the Emirates Stadium would be a fantastic move for both parties. He would get plenty of first team chances at Arsenal, and get to play with one of the most creative midfields in world football.
His flair and pace would excite the Arsenal crowd and would mould perfectly into Arsene Wenger's style of play. I'd still recommend, should he move, keeping Olivier Giroud up to for those tricky away days, but at home, Dybala could follow in the footsteps of Alexis Sanchez and take the Premier League by storm.
Arsenal fans: do you think the club should make a move for Paulo Dybala? Let us know in the comments section below!
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