A huge blow has been dealt to La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid after transfer target Paulo Dybala was given the famous Juventus number 10 shirt on Wednesday.
The Daily Mail claimed the Argentine had been linked with a move to the Nou Camp to join up with international team-mate Lionel Messi as Barca attempt to fill the gap left by Neymar after his world-record move to PSG earlier this month.
And The Express reported back in April that El Classico rivals Real Madrid were enquiring about the striker’s services amid fears France international Karim Benzema could move away from the capital this summer.
A report by Mundo Deportivo this week suggested that last year’s Champions League winners were still interested in him.
Dybala netted 19 times in 48 games in all competitions last term and now, instead of a move elsewhere, looks set to follow in the footsteps of Italian legends such as Roberto Baggio and Alessandro Del Piero by wearing one of world football’s most iconic shirts.
With such an honour bestowed on him, it looks like the 23-year old won’t be going anywhere any time soon, much to the dissatisfaction of La Liga fans.
Surely Juve wouldn’t change his squad number if they had any intention of letting him leave?