Cristiano Ronaldo’s headline-grabbing transfer to Juventus on Tuesday sent shockwaves around the world, granting the club who many consider the best player in the world while also increasing financial stress in Turin.
With the expensive acquisition of the Portuguese superstar, the Serie A club will be forced to cut costs in some departments in order to avoid running afoul of Financial Fair Play rules.
While Juventus is in a precarious financial state, Liverpool should exploit their position and bid for forward Paulo Dybala in order to replicate Manchester City’s strength in depth.
Dybala is one of the brightest young talents in world football, blessed with remarkable skill, pace, and an uncanny ability to create and finish off chances.
At only 24 years of age, the Argentine international has the ability to flourish into one of the Premier League’s best players if given the chance to shine at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp’s men play an exciting, high-tempo style of football that will suit Dybala well, and his creative abilities will be greeted by the likes of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, and Sadio Mane.
While Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be recovering from his devastating injury suffered in the Champions League quarter-finals, Dybala can fill his void in the attacking area of the pitch.
Some observers might believe the signing would be superfluous as Liverpool already possess a wealth of attacking options in their squad. While that is true, the Reds must further strengthen in order to replicate the success of the Premier League’s title-winning clubs.
Manchester City were well-known for stockpiling a plethora of attacking talents, and Pep Guardiola had the luxury at points last season to leave the likes of Gabriel Jesus, Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva, and others on the bench.
This superb array of forward options granted City the best attack in the league and contributed to their record-breaking Premier League season.
Liverpool must harbour title-winning ambitions this season and, in order to truly challenge the likes of Man City, they need to assemble a top-class bench worthy of changing the course of any match.
The signing of Paulo Dybala would be an excellent step in that process, supplementing the ambitious acquisitions of Nabi Keita and Fabinho.