Paulo Dybala explains he only wanted to leave Palermo for Juventus. “They wanted me the most and I hope Carlos Tevez stays.”
The striker said goodbye to the Stadio Barbera crowd in today’s 3-2 defeat to Fiorentina, as tomorrow he’ll undergo a medical in Turin.
“Juventus are the side who wanted me the most,” the 21-year-old Argentine told Sky Sport Italia.
“They made a real effort to sign me and this is why I made my decision. I can certainly win the Scudetto there, as they are a winning team. I too always play to win and can find success with them.
“It will be impossible for me to forget everything I’ve experienced in three years at Palermo. I was happy from the very first day.
“I know that to play for Juve, I have to do much more and I’m sure I can improve a great deal.”
Tevez seems set to remain for one more season and resist the call of a return to Boca Juniors until 2016.
“I hope he stays, as it would be much easier for me to learn and grow with him by my side.”
Dybala was signed from second division club Instituto in July 2012 for €12m, a huge sum for a teenager, but it’s believed the deal with Juventus is worth €40m between cash, bonuses and player exchanges.
“When I arrived at Palermo, everyone said I was too expensive, but with time I proved that I can play and repeat what I did in Argentina.
“It will be the same thing at Juve, people will say the club paid too much, but with a calm mind I will try to repay the Bianconeri.”