Paolo Dybala will play at the Camp Nou tomorrow night and ahead of the clash he has been talking about the many rumors that have linked him with a move to Barcelona.
The Juventus star only signed a new deal in April and has recently been handed the iconic No.10 shirt but that has not been enough to quell the speculation.
Rumors at the end of the window claimed Barca had offfered Juve €160m for the Argentine and speaking ahead of the game, he addressed the transfer talk.
“I don’t know what could happen in the future, I’m happy at Juventus, I feel at ease and this year I’ve made the decision to wear a shirt which means a lot in the history of the club [number 10]. I don’t know what will happen in the future,” he said.
“Did Barcelona want me this summer? I don’t know, no-one said anything to me. The club never came to me to say there was an offer on the table.
“The only thing the club said to me is that they want me to be part of this project for a long time, and I’m happy about that.
“For that reason we made the decision that I’d wear a very important number for the club, the number 10, and try to do my best.
“As long as the club and the President [Andrea Agnelli] want me at Juve, then that’s where I’ll be.
“It’s a huge pleasure for me to be able to play with this number, because of the players who have worn this shirt in the past, it’s a great pleasure for me.
“That said, facing this match in the number 10 doesn’t change anything for me, I’ll try to put in a good performance, try to do my all and help my teammates in every respect.”
Source | Football Italia
Dybala has started the season well with five goals already and, after last season when his two goals helped eliminate Barca, will prove a major threat on Tuesday night.
While it remains to be seen how much truth there was in the summer speculation, if he continues to impress at Juve, you can probably expect those rumors to return.