The Sicilian club's president announces that he is ready to cash in on
the 21-year-old Argentine, who has attracted the interest of big teams
both at home and abroad
Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has confirmed that Paulo Dybala will
leave the club this summer, revealing that Juventus and Napoli are among
those chasing the striker. Dybala has been one of the revelations
of the Serie A season, netting 12 goals in 27 appearances, which has prompted
talk of a lucrative summer move away from Sicily.Manchester United are
the 21-year-old player, who has himself admitted he would like to join
Barcelona, and Zamparini has confirmed that he will cash in on the
forward at the end of the current campaign.
"It's clear that Paulo will leave," he told Live Sicilia. "Indeed,
we're looking for
another striker. "At home we only have [Andrea] Belotti
so, besides him, we will have another forward [for next season]."
Zamparini admitted, though, that he is unsure if Dybala will remain in Italy or
move abroad, though he has previously expressed a preference to keep the
youngster in Serie A .
"It's 50-50," he told GR Parlamento. "After Easter, I will see Dybala's agent,
who is working well for the boy'sfuture.
"I'm in contact with [Juve sporting director Giuseppe] Marotta. I know
that he's interested but he must hurry himself. I have other teams on
[Dybala]." Indeed, Zamparini announced that Napoli president Aurelio
De Laurentiis is also keen on the forward but the Palermo supremo was
quick to add that he will not allow his prized asset to move on for
anything like the €17 million (£12.4m) that took Edinson Cavani to the
Stadio San Paolo in 2010. "De Laurentiis would like him but I told him
I won't have another Cavani situation," he declared. "This time,
onemust break the bank."