Transfer News – Ray Wilkins Tips Manchester United To Sign Top Argentine Star With 12 Goals And 4 Assists

Former Manchester United midfielder Ray Wilkins has urged Manchester United to make an offer to sign Juventus striker Paulo Dybala. The 24-year-old joined Juventus from Palermo for €32m in 2015 and helped the Italian giants win three trophies in his first season.

With Zlatan Ibrahimovic likely to leave Manchester United at the end of his contract this summer and Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford still learning the ropes, manager Jose Mourinho wants a new No.10 to pair up front with Romelu Lukaku.

Wilkins wants Mourinho to bring Dybala to Old Trafford in the summer to solve the No.10 problems at the club.

“I’d like to see them sign Dybala from Juventus,” Wilkins told BBC Radio 5 Live, (h/t Sport Review). He is a small South American who has been fantastic for Juve.”

As far as reports from Italy are concerned, Dybala’s agent and brother has apparently reached out to the 20-time English champions. The Argentina international wants to leave Juventus after falling out with his manager Massimiliano Allegri at the Turin side.

United have been increasingly linked with new attacking targets in recent weeks, with Mourinho seemingly intent on a shake-up that could see Henrikh Mkhitaryan leave Old Trafford after failing to make an impact.

Speculations regarding an expected £85m deal for Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has significantly cooled down since summer, with Dybala now supposedly on United’s radar.

According to Daily Star, Mourinho is ‘confident’ of landing the 24-year-old Argentine for a price of around £60m. Dybala, who has been likened to Lionel Messi in terms of style of play, is on Mourinho’s shopping list and United hold an ace in the hole to get him.

Javier Ribalta was appointed as their head scout in the summer and he previously worked with Dybala at Juventus and the duo shares a close relationship. Dybala has scored 12 goals and has 4 assists in 17 appearances in Serie A this season. He has won 12 caps for Argentina and is expected to be in Jorge Sampaoli’s squad for next summer’s World Cup in Russia.

The diminutive South American, who is also a target of Bayern Munich and Barcelona, certainly ticks all the right boxes at United. But the Red Devils have to cough up really good money to lure the Juventus ace.

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