Arsenal were reportedly considering a move for Juventus striker, Paulo Dybala, this summer, except the Serie A club were demanding £124m.
- Arsenal targeted Dybala as attacking option
- Gunners put off by Juve’s £124m asking price
- Dybala has five years left on current deal
- Scored 19 goals last season, assisted nine
Arsenal were apparently interested in signing Dybala until Juve slapped him with a £124m asking price – the same amount the Gunners were reportedly willing to fork out on Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe.
Before signing Alexandre Lacazette, Arsenal made it clear that they were in the market for an attacking player and 23-year-old Dybala, who’s seen as one of the most exciting forwards in Europe, was reportedly on their radar. However, while Arsene Wenger was apparently willing to splash £124m on Mbappe, he wasn’t on Dybala.
The Argentinian still has five years left on his current deal with Juve, which explains why his asking price was allegedly so high.
He worked his way through the reputable Instituto academy before moving to Italy and signing for Palermo in 2012 and then the Old Lady in 2015.
Last season, Dybala scored 19 goals in 48 appearances over all competitions and assisted nine. He’s also been capped eight times for Argentina.