Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has revealed that he came close to leave the Old Lady in the summer amid rumours linking him to Manchester United. The Argentine was heavily reported to be close to quitting Turin and now, he has confirmed those stories.
The former Palermo star has started the season brilliantly with 11 goals and two assists from his name from 26 matches. He has often been the lynchpin to the team’s attacking movements and the Old Lady must be glad that he ended up staying at the club.
Dybala revealed that he was close to leaving the club and also added that he doesn’t know whether the club would want to sell him in the next window before adding that manager Maurizio Sarri wanted him to stay at the club.
"I was close to leaving. That was in the club's thinking, I knew. Until the last minute, we were waiting," Dybala said, as per Goal.
"I have two years left on my contract. That's not a short time but it's not a long one either. We'll see what plans Juventus have, if they think I might leave in the next market or if they want me to stay.
"That's a decision for the club to make. It's hard to know because things change in a second.
"But I'm here, at a club that has treated me well. I'm happy, comfortable. [Maurizio] Sarri's arrival has helped. He wanted me to stay, which gave me strength when we didn't know what would happen. I knew he could teach me, help me bring out the best in myself."