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‘I only wanted Juve’ Dybala always knew Juventus would come for him

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Dybala has revealed he rejected offers from a number of clubs in the past, because he knew Juve were eventually going to make a move for him.

Paulo Dybala reveals he was waiting for Juventus to make the call and even left other clubs hanging to make that dream come true.

The Argentine joined Juve from Palermo for €40m in the summer of 2015 and his stock has yet doubled since arriving in Turin.

Dybala is now one of the finest attackers in world football, with a host of Premier League clubs all over his signature last summer.

The 26-year-old snubbed all those moves and has now shown his love for Juve, saying he always knew he was going to play for the Bianconeri.

Still recovering from the coronavirus, he spoke with the official Juventus website about the moment he first knew Juve were interested.

“I remember that day as if it were yesterday,” replied Dybala in the video interview posted on Twitter.

“I was at home in Palermo with my mother and others. We were talking about what could happen, the team I could choose, there were already many clubs, coaches and others calling, but I wouldn’t close to door on anyone, nor say yes or no, because I felt that sooner or later the call would come from Juve.

“One day, after lunch, my agent called and said in an hour, you’ll receive a phone call from the Juventus director. I spoke to Fabio (Paratici) and he told me that he’d do everything possible to ensure that I joined Juventus.

“After I put the phone down, I ran over to my Mum, I hugged her and said I didn’t want to go anywhere else.”

Since signing for Juventus in 2015, Dybala has gone on to make 216 competitive appearances for the club, scoring 91 goals and supplying 36 assists in that time-frame.