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Fabrizio Romano says Nottingham Forest tried to sign Paulo Dybala this summer
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Fabrizio Romano says Nottingham Forest tried to sign Paulo Dybala this summer

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Nottingham Forest made an attempt to sign Paulo Dybala after the Argentine superstar left Juventus at the end of his contract in July, claims Fabrizio Romano.

The Reds completed over 20 signings in the summer. The likes of Morgan Gibbs-White, Jesse Lingard and Taiwo Awoniyi were the headline makers, but if Forest’s plan to lure Dybala in had come to fruition, they would’ve arguably won the summer transfer window.

Fabrizio Romano says Nottingham Forest tried to sign Paulo Dybala

Dybala is one of the biggest names in world football.

He has been among the best players in the Serie A over the last six years, and when he became a free agent this summer, he was linked with a whole host of clubs.

One side he wasn’t linked with a move to, however, was Nottingham Forest, but Romano has revealed today that the Reds actually phoned him to see if he would be interested in a move to the City Ground.

The transfer guru said on episode 120 of the Here We Go Podcast: “You know one thing? Nottingham Forest also did a call for Paulo Dybala on a free. Yes, they tried!

“If you remember at one point, Dybala was (linked with) Inter but not closed, Roma but not agreed, Napoli but no agreement. So, there were many possibilities and they tried to explore this possibility, saying ‘okay, what’s the situation with Dybala?’.

“This shows the ambition of Nottingham Forest. It was just a call and not a negotiation.”

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Well, this would’ve surely been one of the biggest signings in Europe if Forest had pulled this off.

Dybala, on his day, is up there with some of the best players in the world. He can play in a variety of different positions in attack, can create and score goals, and is a proven winner, having won 12 major trophies in his career.

The Argentine’s future was up in the air for quite a while after it was confirmed that he would be leaving Juventus. That probably gave Forest a bit of hope that they could lure him in.

However, it was always unlikely that Dybala would move to the City Ground. He went and joined Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma in the end.

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