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Report: Arsenal make enquiry to sign £23m attacker likened to Messi
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Report: Arsenal make enquiry to sign £23m attacker likened to Messi

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Arsenal have reportedly made an enquiry to sign Paulo Dybala, with the Argentine attacker currently a free agent after leaving Juventus last week after his contract expired.

According to La Repubblica via GIFN, Arsenal are one of a handful of clubs tor each out to the 28-year-old forward over a potential deal, with the likes of AC Milan, Manchester United and Napoli also making contact with Dybala’s representatives.

The former Juventus star is one of the most in-demand free agents this summer after Dybala failed to reach new terms with the Serie A giants over a new contract, with the Argentine now free to choose whoever he wants to sign with this summer, with Arsenal seemingly in the mix.

A player Juventus signed for just £23m in 2015, Dybala is one of the best attackers in Europe and a player who has been key to the Bianconeri’s success during those seven years, with the forward guiding the Turin-based super club five Serie A titles and the 2017 UEFA Champions League final.

Likened to Lionel Messi by former Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini, Dybala would make for an outstanding signing for many of Europe’s top sides, with Arsenal now keen to bring the forward to north London if this latest report is to be believed.

Indeed, the Gunners are looking at signing an extra attacker this summer following the pending arrival of Gabriel Jesus, however, Dybala could be a luxury Arsenal can’t afford to have given what Mikel Arteta’s side are looking for in the transfer market.

Arsenal risk repeating Willian mistake if they sign Dybala

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Arsenal are no strangers to signing a talented South American on a massive contract as we saw two years ago with Willian, a signing so bad that the Brazilian’s deal with the Gunners was mutually terminated just 12 months after his arrival, and Dybala could be a similar story.

Whilst the Argentine is a better player than Willian and plays in a position that covers what Arsenal need this summer, Dybala’s wage demands and style of play could be the last thing the Gunners need for next season, with Arteta seemingly keen to sign a younger forward, anywa.

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