Juventus ace Paulo Dybala once claimed that former Juve team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo was “difficult to deal with” as the pair chased 100 goals for the Italian club back in 2021.
The Argentine forward has now officially announced that he will be leaving the Old Lady at the end of this season, leaving some of Europe’s elite scrapping to secure his services for free this summer. Meanwhile, Manchester United, where Cristiano Ronaldo currently represents are reportedly one of the sides interested, setting up for an unlikely reunion.
But the Juve iconic no 10 bearer expressed frustration during the final year that Ronaldo was at Juventus, as both players closed in on 100 goals for the club. Dybala told Twitch in April 2021: “Ronaldo and I are challenging each other to reach 100 goals with Juventus.
“I need only one, while he still needs three. He always wants to win, even in training, and if he loses he becomes difficult to deal with for a few minutes.”
Interestingly, both players reached their target of 100 goals in the end, but Ronaldo’s attitude when losing seemed to annoy his then teammate, Dybala at the time. Unfortunately for Ronaldo, that losing feeling has become rather routine since he moved back to Man United this season.
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Moreover, the Red Devils fans have become optimistic that Paulo Dybala could be on his way to Old Trafford, as his agent reportedly made his way to London to speak to both Arsenal and the Red Devils. It has been reported that Dybala’s agent is likely to test the waters and will make a proposal to Manchester United.
On the other hand, the 28-year-old Argentina international has been heavily linked with a switch to Serie A rivals Inter Milan, but the appeal of the Premier League may be enough to turn his head. The forward was after all close to joining Tottenham Hotspur when the club were managed by Jose Mourinho but remained in Turin.
Although a United deal may be obstructed because of their underwhelming league position, as the diminutive attacker wants to play in the Champions League. As it stands, Man United are only just clinging on to a Europa League position, although it’s unlikely they will lose their place to West Ham.
Lastly, according to Il Bianconero, Dybala could choose Arsenal – but again it depends on their ability to finish within the top four which is still under probability as they head into the final day of the season just outside the Champions League places. Inter Milan have confirmed their place in next season’s Champions League, but a move to England hasn’t been ruled out just yet.