Dybala Will Leave Juventus Come January, Claims The Owner Of His Former Club

Juventus’ Paulo Dybala warms up during the game.

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Paulo Dybala could be set to leave Juventus during the winter transfer window, Palermo owner Maurizio Zamparini has claimed.

Dybala has been facing a tough time with both club and country over the past few months. The 24-year-old was left out of the starting lineups for games against Colombia and Guatemala this week.

Argentine manager Jorge Sampaoli doesn’t seem to be a fan of the player, as he also dropped him from the squad that traveled to Russia for the World Cup in the summer.

At Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo is hogging all the limelight since his move from Real Madrid. The Argentine forward started in the club’s season opener against Chievo, but managed only 10 minutes in the games prior to the international break.

Now, Dybala’s former employers have claimed that he could be on the move. In a recent interview, Palermo owner Maurizio Zamparini, who allowed the Argentine to make the switch to Juve in 2015, has lashed out at Massimiliano Allegri for his handling of the starlet.

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“Every time he is left out, it makes me want to cry,” Zamparini stated. “He’s on the bench because of Allegri. Allegri should come to Palermo and win the Scudetto.”

“Two years ago, I sent Dybala a message and advised him to go to Spain, not Italy. He’ll leave, because Juventus want to get €120 million. In January, I think he’ll leave for Spain. He has offers in Spain and England.”

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Earlier this week, reports emerged that Manchester United have been eyeing a January move for Dybala. Calciomercato claimed that Jose Mourinho is keen on adding the forward to his arsenal this winter.

Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid are also interested in signing the player. Lionel Messi is said to have been urging the Blaugrana chiefs to bring Dybala to Camp Nou for the past couple of seasons.

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