Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has claimed he didn’t want to join Manchester United or Tottenham during the summer transfer window despite coming very close to departing the Turin club.
The Argentina international was put up for sale by the Bianconeri against his will ahead of the 2019/20 season, but the player’s wage demands saw two separate moves to the Premier League fall through in the latter stages of the transfer window.
Dybala has revealed that he never actually wanted to leave Juventus for England during the summer, with the 25-year-old now looking towards the future in Turin under new manager Maurizio Sarri.
“I wanted to stay, I wanted to play here and continue my career at Juve. I think I can still give a lot and I showed a glimpse of that against Inter.
“I feel less weight on my shoulders and very calm mentally. I was convinced that with Sarri, I’d start to have fun, work and prove what I’m worth. And that’s what I’m trying to do.”
Dybala opened the scoring for Juventus on Sunday in the first Derby d’Italia of the season against Inter on Sunday, with the Old Lady going on to claim three points thanks to a 2-1 win over Antonio Conte’s men at San Siro.
The Argentine has also stressed the importance of beating Conte’s previously unbeaten Inter side, hinting that Sarri’s attacking style, instead of former boss
“[Inter had] Never lost in the league and now we’re the only unbeaten team in Europe; when it comes to Juventus, sometimes you need to have a bit of respect.”
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