Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has sensationally claimed that his star forward, Paulo Dybala, cannot play up front on his own for a big club.
Dybala is one of the best attacking talents in Europe, which is why he has been linked with several powerhouses.
Jose Mourinho is said to be a big admirer of the Argentine international, with some reports claiming the Portuguese even went to the extent of preparing an offer worth £70 million plus Henrikh Mkhitaryan, in order to secure Dybala’s services.
However, Allegri himself, does not rate the striker so highly yet, as evident from his recent statement.
“He cannot play centre-forward for a big club, where the distance to goal is much shorter. Just look at his best goals for Juve: they’re often when he’s running from deeper positions,” said the Italian tactician.
Such words coming from the Juve gaffer could be because of the strained relationship the pair has endured this season, despite Allegri denying all such claims. However, the boss does believe Dybala still has a lot of scope for improvement.
Considering he found the back of the net on 14 occasions from 13 starts in the Serie A this season, it would be harsh to say that the 24-year-old has not had a good season, but what remains to be seen is whether he can replicate the form he displayed last season.
Written by Sourish Saha
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