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Ex-Palermo chief backs Paulo Dybala to star for Man United

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Juventus forward Paulo Dybala will thrive in the Premier League should he join Manchester United this summer, says his old Palermo president Guglielmo Micciche.

Recent reports have hotly tipped Dybala for a shock move to United as part of a swap deal involving Romelu Lukaku heading to Juventus.

While both clubs are allegedly keen, however, it’s Dybala who will have the last say on the deal. So far, he’s yet to hold talks with Juventus over his future despite returning to Turin on Thursday.

But Micciche is certain the Argentine striker will fit in well at United and suggested English football may suit his game better than in Italy.

“For him, it would be a great challenge,” he told TuttoMercatoWeb.

“But for me, Dybala can make the most of the Premier League in any context, given his technical qualities.

“He is still a young player, brilliant, technical and able to score goals.

“In England, the marks are less tight and the tactics much more marginal compared to Italy, for this I think he could do very well.”

Micciche added: “Juventus may be making a mistake in letting Dybala leave the club.”

The 25-year-old’s old Palermo team-mate Stefano Sorrentino has even tipped him to become a Ballon d’Or winner. Therefore, the goalkeeper urged Juventus to reconsider the idea of trading him for Lukaku.

And it seems that Micciche agrees, with the Italian claiming Dybala’s worth more than the Belgian.

“What I can say, however, is that I like Dybala,” he continued.

“I wouldn’t sell him even for all the gold in the world. Or at least I would think of it 10 times before giving him up.”

Currently, it seems likely Dybala will not be having any talks over his Juventus future until he reports back for training on Monday.

Although this might be a problem for the Bianceneri as the English transfer window shuts down next Thursday.

TURIN, ITALY – MARCH 12: Paulo Dybala of Juventus in action during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Juventus and Club de Atletico Madrid at Allianz Stadium on March 12, 2019 in Turin, . (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)