Paulo Dybala reassures Juventus fans that ‘I’m not thinking about Barcelona’ but says: ‘I’d be happy to be just a little like Lionel Messi’.
Barca scouts and directors have reportedly been in Turin to watch Dybala and his teammate Paul Pogba with their eye on a summer bid.
The Argentine striker was also labelled ‘the new Messi’ by Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini yesterday, but he has distanced himself from the comparisons.
“The fans shouldn’t be worried about the Barcelona scouts, I’m happy here, I only arrived six months ago and I’m not thinking about leaving,” Dybala told Corriere dello Sport.
“I’m happier than ever now with what I’m doing, I feel like I used to at Palermo.
“Do I feel like the new Messi? I always try to be myself and to develop every day through dedication and work.
“There are very few players who get to Messi’s level. For everything that he’s done, he’s difficult to get near.
“But one always tries to do well for their team and that’s what I try to do with every match.
“I haven’t met Leo yet, when I was called up for the national team he wasn’t there. It’ll be difficult to become like Messi, I’d be happy just to be a little bit like him.
“In Argentina they tell me that I remind them of Sergio Aguero with my movement.”