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United, Spurs, and PSG were in for Dybala but he wanted Juve

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Paulo Dybala admits there was interest from Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, and Paris Saint Germain but he only wanted to stay with Juventus.

Argentine striker Paulo Dybala was the talk of last summer’s transfer window with apparently failed moves to both the Red Devils and the Lilly whites.

Dybala admits he had a difficult 2018/19 season and the club had told him that he was surplus to requirements.

Speaking to CNN, he insists he never wanted to leave the Bianconeri and never spoke himself to any potential suitor.

He said:

 “It was more or less last year at this point when Juventus didn’t want to count on me, didn’t want me to continue playing here.”

“That’s when I was contacted and there were some clubs that were interested in me.”

“Among those were Manchester United and Tottenham.”

“I think for a long time there were conversations, then Paris Saint-Germain also appeared.”                      

“I did not speak directly to any of them, but there were conversations with the clubs.”

“However, my intention at the time was to stay.”

“I hadn’t had a good year or a positive last six months, so I didn’t want to leave with that image.”

The 26-year-old admits it was tough at first but he reaped the rewards of working with new boss Maurizio Sarri.

He added:

“So I also communicated that my intention was to stay, work to grow, and give my best here.”

 “Obviously it was not easy because Juventus’ intentions were different, but after the market closed, there was no more time.”

“With the arrival of Maurizio Sarri I grew a lot.”

It now appears after redeeming himself over the last twelve months, he is set to extend his stay at Juventus.