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La Liga 2016-17 transfer rumour: Real Madrid ready to invest €100 million on Paulo Dybala

Tina Kaviraj
10.63K   //    28 Oct 2016, 16:10 IST
TURIN, ITALY - OCTOBER 15:  Paulo Dybala of Juventus FC celebrates after scoring a goal from the penalty spot during the Serie A match between Juventus FC and Udinese Calcio at Juventus Stadium on October 15, 2016 in Turin, Italy.  (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)
Paulo Dybala has already started attracting interest from clubs like Real Madrid and Barcelona

According to reports in AS, Real Madrid’s transfer ban hasn’t put a halt in their plans to prepare a record-breaking €100 million bid for Juventus forward Paulo Dybala. FIFA slapped Real Madrid with a transfer ban that will be lifted in January 2018 for breaching rules regarding the transfer of minor foreign players.

The punishment may cost them in the near future as they will not be able to sign players for the next two transfer windows but they are already looking to make plans. 

The 22-year-old Argentine won the domestic double with Juventus in his very first season but gave up the chance to don the number 10 shirt after the departure of Paul Pogba in favour of retaining his number 21 jersey. 

The youngster moved from Palermo to Juventus at the start of the 2015-16 season on a five-year contract for a transfer fee of €32 million, so it’s obvious Madrid will have to pull out the big bucks to convince Dybala to move in one and a half year’s time. 

Also read: Serie A 2016/17: Paulo Dybala reveals that Juventus rejected an offer for him in the summer

His skill and technique have earned him the nickname La Joya meaning ‘The Jewel’ in Spanish and is quite a favourite with Real Madrid President Florentino Perez who is prepared to break all kinds of records to see him as a Galactico in the future.

The Madrid giants aren’t the only ones interested in the striker. While Perez sees him as a replacement for the 32-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona have their sights on him as a substitute for Lionel Messi. 

Also read: La Liga 2016/17 : Ronaldo credits Zidane for the best season of his career

Amidst all the interest, Juventus are busy hatching their own plans to keep Dybala at the club while they contemplate offering him a new contract that will see his wages doubled. 

The Argentine forward has scored 27 goals in 55 matches since his arrival at Juventus last season and has a total of two assists and four goals in 11 games so far this season. However, he looks set to spend some time off the pitch after he was hit with a thigh injury during his team’s 1-0 defeat to AC Milan last weekend. 

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