Monday March 9 2015
‘Dybala the new Messi’

Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini says Paulo Dybala is the ‘Messi of the future’ and will cost €40m.

The Argentine striker has been linked with the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Juventus, and has 12 goals and seven assists in Serie A so fars this season.

“We’re close to being mathematically safe, then we’ll see where we can go,” Zamparini told Radio Anch’io Sport.

“Dybala was spoiled by some messages, but an agent does their job, and I have a good relationship with him.

“For me, Dybala is the Messi of the future, his valuation is worth at least €40m, but let’s see what happens.

“The amount that we sell the Argentinian for will obviously be reinvested. [Coach Beppe] Iachini will remain as long as we have a project, even with Dybala going, major players will arrive.

"Iachini assures me I can buy footballers on a budget suited to our current economic climate.”

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