Premier League sides eyeing up move for Paulo Dybala.
Arsenal and Southampton are set to go head-to-head in a January transfer battle for the signing of young Palermo forward Paulo Dybala, report the Daily Star, with the 20 year-old having lit up Serie A with his performances since the club’s promotion, scoring four goals in just 12 top flight games for Palermo so far this campaign.
Dybala has been dubbed as ‘the new Sergio Aguero’ on account of his balance and incredible close control and seemed to come of age as a top flight footballer in Palermo’s stunning 2-0 victory at AC Milan a week ago, with Dybala giving his side the lead with an incredible piece of dribbling and finishing that left the Milan defence all at sea.
The Argentina signed for Palermo two years ago from Instituto in his homeland, where he had already become a firm favourite, and was a key part of their promotion back to Serie A last season after just one year away, forming an exciting attacking triumvirate with Abel Hernandez, who signed for Hull City this summer, and Northern Irishman Kyle Lafferty.
With Palermo looking to reestablish themselves in the top flight of Italian football, however, they are unlikely to sell Dybala for less than a significant fee, meaning that the Gunners and Saints will have to dig into their pockets if they want to land him in January.