TransferMarketWeb have claimed that Everton have joined the race to sign Juventus playmaker Paulo Dybala this summer, joining Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal in the race for the Argentine sensation – as he enters the last year of his Juve contract.
Dybala, 27, is struggling to get regular game time at Juventus under Andrea Pirlo this season. Alvaro Morata and Cristiano Ronaldo are preferred up front, limiting Dybala to just 17 games – though he did score last time out, in a 2-1 win over Napoli.
But he is expected to leave the club this summer. Dybala is about to enter the last 12 months of his Juve contract and with his lack of game time, he is unlikely to be offered a renewal by the Old Lady. A move to the Premier League is looking more likely.
With Marca claiming Juve will let him go for £47million this summer, TMW claim that Everton have now joined Tottenham and Arsenal in the race to sign Dybala – with the North London clubs both previously linked with a move for the South American.
TBR’s view – Dybala would be a stunning Everton signing
But surely, bringing in Dybala would be a strange one given Everton completed a deal for James Rodriguez last summer. The Toffees already have a big-name playmaker in Rodriguez and adding Dybala to that would surely unbalance the team.
There is no doubt he would improve Everton and if combined with Dominic Calvert-Lewin up front, then it could take Everton into the top four. But a decision would have to be made regarding the future of Rodriguez this summer.