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

Arvind Sriram
4.62K   //    21 Oct 2016, 18:51 IST
Paulo Dybala, Juventus
Dybala was heavily linked with a move to Barcelona earlier this year

Juventus’ star striker Paulo Dybala has stated that the club rejected an offer for him in the summer. According to the striker, Barcelona were the team most heavily linked, but the Old Lady firmly rejected their approach.

Dybala was one of Juventus’ best players last season and he seems to have carried some of that form into the current campaign as well. The Argentine has notched up 4 goals in his last 4 appearances in all competitions and looks in fine fettle. 

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The 22-year-old spoke to So Foot Club where he threw light on the offer as well as his future plans.

"Juventus rejected an offer for me and I have to thank Juventus because that means they believe in me," said the Argentine. "It is difficult to reject these kinds of offers. I am happy to stay, I am playing in one of the best clubs in the world and if I ever decided to leave, it'd be for the club's good," he went on to add.

Juventus have been scintillating in the past few Serie A campaigns and Dybala now feels that it is time to aim big. "We want to win the Champions League, why shouldn't we?" he fired.

He also added that a World Cup triumph would mean the world to him. "Winning the World Cup with Argentina, however, would be even better. I'd go out of my mind if that even happens," he stated.

Apart from that, Dybala also spoke about what made Juventus tick and his choice of jersey number.

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“The secret for our successes is having experienced players like Buffon, Chiellini and Bonucci and other world-class players. There are stunning players in every position of the pitch.”

“When I arrived at Juventus, Pirlo was leaving and I decided to take ‘his’ number 21. I’d always had the number 9 but that belonged to Morata last season. The 21 brought good luck last season, so I’ve decided to keep it. I am honoured to play close to Gonzalo Higuain,” he added.

Juventus who are coming off the back of a narrow 1-0 win against Lyon in the Champions League travel to AC Milan over the weekend and will be looking to extend their 5 point lead at the top.

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