Real Madrid ready to sign Argentine forward with 115 goals dubbed the ‘new Messi’

Paulo Dybala Real Madrid
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Spanish and European champions Real Madrid are ready to make a move for free agent Paulo Dybala this summer, according to media outlet AS.

The 28 year old Argentine attacker is a free agent after leaving Juventus this summer.

Dybala spent seven years at Juventus, scoring 115 goals in 293 appearances to establish himself among Europe’s elite attackers.

It was believed Dybala was close to joining Inter Milan as a free agent but it appears the deal has now stalled.

Real Madrid are reportedly keeping tabs on Dybala and will make a move for the Argentine international should Marco Asensio leave the club this summer.

Despite interest from Real Madrid, Dybala’s agents claim they are yet to receive a phone call from Real Madrid for the Argentine.

Inter Milan need to free up two places in their squad to accommodate the return of Romelu Lukaku on loan from Chelsea and the proposed arrival of Dybala from Turin.

Media outlet AS also adds that Inter Milan have made Lautaro Martínez, Alexis Sánchez, Joaquín Correa, Andrea Pinamonti, Sebastiano Esposito, Martín Satriano and Edin Dzeko all available for sale this summer as they seek to trim their squad.

Until some of Simone Inzaghi’s squad has been trimmed, any deal for Dybala will be difficult for Inter Milan.

Asensio has just one year left on his Real Madrid contract and is considering leaving the club this summer.

The 26 year old is attracting interest from Premier League side Liverpool and Italian champions AC Milan.

Real Madrid hope to sign Dybala this summer as a replacement for Asensio but will only make the move for the Argentine after Asensio leaves.

Meanwhile, Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri thinks Dybala believed the hype that he was the ‘new Messi’ and has warned Dybala to rediscover his own personal identity in order to get back to his best.

The Juve head coach told DAZN: “Dybala has to go back to being himself. There was a moment when he got carried away by being the new Messi. 

“You cannot copy or emulate someone else. Paulo has a lot to give to football, he has extraordinary technical qualities, but he has to go back to focusing on the latter.”