Juventus superstar, Paulo Dybala has opened up on speculation surrounding his future in the summer, insisting that he never wanted to leave the club and had no intention of making a move away from Turin.
The Argentinian was linked with both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in the transfer window and was reportedly very close to making a move to the north London club, only for it to fall through at the last minute.
Dybala for his part has now revealed that he never wanted to leave the club and that he struggled with the speculation.
Paulo Dybala: "What happened to me during the last summer was ugly.. Many people talked about me.. Now I'm at a club, where I've always wanted to be.. Today I played one of the most important games in the history. It doesn't say anything, but it also says a lot." [Sky] pic.twitter.com/5J3Zx1FJ1a— Forza Juventus (@ForzaJuve2017) October 7, 2019
"It wasn’t an easy summer. Hearing your name linked to every team and every place, where you don’t want to go, isn’t a nice thing. But this is football, even if before the transfer window opened.
I said: “I want to stay here”. I think it was more important to let the pitch do the talking, even if until the last day no-one knew what would happen," Dybala said as per Mirror.
"I wanted to stay, I wanted to play here and continue my career at Juve. I think I can still give a lot and I showed a glimpse of that against Inter. I feel less weight on my shoulders and very calm mentally. I was convinced that with (Maurizio) Sarri, I’d start to have fun, work and prove what I’m worth. And that’s what I’m trying to do. Sarri and Allegri have different ways of playing, and it shows."
There were concerns over Dybala's place in the starting XI due to the riches in the squad and he has been an ever present under Maurizio Sarri, making seven appearances so far while netting one goal so far.