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Dybala: Barca is a huge team, it’d be nice to play for them

Paulo Dybala, Juventus
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Paulo Dybala reckons the richness of the history of the club and the presence of Lionel Messi makes Barcelona an attractive prospect.

Juventus midfielder Paulo Dybala’s future looked uncertain in the earlier parts of this season as rumors linked him with a move to the Premier League, with Manchester United and Tottenham reported as the most interested parties.

Dybala, however, decided to stay put and has since established himself as a prominent member of Maurizio Sarri‘s team. Scoring 13 goals and setting up another seven, was enjoying a remarkable season prior to the coronavirus hiatus.

The Argentine’s contract with Juve runs through to 2022. Negotiations for renewal are ongoing but a deal is yet to be finalized.

In the meantime, talks of his exit have started to resurface and this time FC Barcelona are the team linked with him.

And the 26-year-old, who is one of the few players in the world who has the privilege of playing alongside both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, recently spiced up the speculations.

“The truth is that Barcelona is a huge team worldwide and with Messi there even bigger. It would be very nice [to play at Barcelona],” Dybala told CNN.

“But Juventus is also an incredible club, very big, full of history, where there are currently great players.

“There’s enough quality here to make two teams and the chance to play with [Gianluigi] Buffon and Cristiano Ronaldo, who make the club even bigger.”