Palermo striker Paulo Dybala has reportedly signed for Juventus in deal worth a staggering €40m, and the youngster has revealed why he rejected interest from Arsenal to make the switch to the Champions League finalists.
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The deal with the Bianconeri is yet to be confirmed by either party, but is expected to be announced soon with the Argentine having said his goodbyes to the Stadio Renzo Barbera in their clash with Fiorentina at the weekend.
Dybala was linked with a switch to the Premier League with Arsenal among the favourites for his signature, but Arsene Wenger didn’t confirm his interest with an official bid, and it’s this lack of ‘effort’ that the 21-year-old claims is the reason he chose Juve.
The forward told Sky Sport Italia, “Juventus are the side who wanted me the most,” as quoted by Football Italia.
“They made a real effort to sign me and this is why I made my decision.”
According to reports, Dybala will head to Turin on Monday where he will undergo his medical with the Serie A champions.
The imminent transfer is allegedly worth an incredible €40m – split between cash, bonuses and player exchanges – but having signed for Palermo in a €12m deal as a teenager, the young forward is accustomed to a hefty price-tag next to his name.
“When I arrived at Palermo, everyone said I was too expensive, but with time I proved that I can play and repeat what I did in Argentina,” he continued.
“It will be the same thing at Juve, people will say the club paid too much, but with a calm mind I will try to repay the Bianconeri.”