Paulo Dybala

Discussion in 'Transfer Forum' started by The Nani, Apr 19, 2019.

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    kafta Perpetual Under 11's Team Player

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    Very talented player. His game got damaged this year by Juve's system being built around Ronaldo. Has been electric for much of the past 2-3 years.

    We would do well to bring him in.
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    spaceboyRSA New Member

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    Not the first player to be sacrificed at the altar of Ronaldo Im afraid.
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    OrangeRed New Member

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    We had so many disappointing big name signings the last few years which all turned out dogshit or here for the money people like Dybala are already 0-1 down in my books even before he played a single match.
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    ShaggyRogers New Member

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    i think there are pros and cons to this pickle that is dybala:

    Pros
    could provide a much needed motivation boost to Pogba
    would provide a much needed dynamic to the united attack
    if the media is right we can get him rather cheap considering the current transfer market
    he's only 25

    Cons
    i don't believe that he is the right type of player as we need a RW not a CF/ST
    he could get bullied around in the prem
    someone will be playing out of position (or we're changing formation)

    if you have other opinions or pointers that i haven't put in they will be welcome.
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    trafford1980 Full Member

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    If we're going to splurge close to 100 mil on a single attacker then surely Dybala is likelier to be a success for us than the likes of Felix or Sancho?

    Admittedly I've only seen the odd match or two (and some highlights) of Felix and Sancho but it's much greater risk to sign a teenager with just a season behind them than a still-young Dybala who has seasons of work.

    The pressure on Felix or Sancho to be an immediate saviour here will be huge whilst if Dybala is leaving a much better Juve team to join us to be the main-man then he's probably going to thrive on it.

    I'd rather buy a younger right-back and centre-mid, and spend big on a ready-made attacker and centre-back.

    I'm also partial to a tenacious little Argie.

    What does everyone else think?
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    crossy1686 Full Member

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    It will be more costly than the other two potentially but I think Dybala is a good move for all parties.

    If Martial doesn't get his shit together next season we could always sell him and go for Sancho or Felix next summer anyway.

    We need better forwards and Dybala fits that mould, could also be enough to convince the likes of Pogba to stay.
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    Von Mistelroum Full Member

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    It's funny that some people don't want him. He'd be our best player.
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    Siddharth New Member

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    Won't work without attacking fullbacks.
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    AJ10 Full Member

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    Quality player but how would he fit here? Unless i'm mistaken he's better as a 10 and not a proper Winger, We already have toooo many of those false wingers. :rolleyes:
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    roonster09 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018 Scout

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    If we sign them then don't think it will be as winger. He will either play as 10 or 9 (like Lingard played under Ole)
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    Delano New Member

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    With Griezmann now going, he's got A Madrid written all over him.
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    Renegade Full Member

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    Athletico Madrid or Bayern bound.
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    gr3yham3 Full Member

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    Yep, either as a no.10, part of strike duo, or as a false 9. We will be our best choice to start at the head of a 433 too as I think he will be the best at holding up the ball in that role among our current options.
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    AJ10 Full Member

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    Thanks.

    If we do manage to sign him somehow, the jump in quality from Lingard :drool:.
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    MetoTTT New Member

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    Really? Atletico? I don't think they'll fork out the quoted 80-100 mil on a single player even they'll sell Griezmann for 125mil.
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    For the umpteenth time, he's not a number 10.
    Ronaldo needs a Benzema or a Mandzukic to perform and Dybala isn't one. That's basically bthe story of his season.
    In out current set up, we won't sign a better player for that false 9 role. We just won't.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    The same was said about Di Maria, look how that one turned out. Absolutely no guarantee's he'd be our best player whatsoever
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    Glideman New Member

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    I just want to know where he fits in?
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    LawCharltonBest Enjoys watching fox porn

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    Fits in?

    He’s probably better than anything we have, aside from Pogba when he gives a shit.

    If Dybala signs, he can effectively play wherever he’s strongest
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    Where Lingard and Mata play.
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    BrianMcClair'sBarnet Full Member

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    To be fair,he'd look great in our new kit.:drool:
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    R'hllor Full Member

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    This place will never learn
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    RepardReece Full Member

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    Think everyone forgets how electric Di Maria was for the first 5-10 games he played. But then all the situations started happening and it wasn't the same and he left, nightmare.

    Not backing him cos he should've played no matter what, anyway I don't see this happening to Dybala, he'd be our top goalscorer next season. Imagine him and Pogba together.
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    Johnbouche New Member

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    Unless Ole is planning to change our current formation I just don't see how Dybala fits in to it. This to me is bringing in a name over and above a coherent long term strategy. Ole seems to prefer 4-3-3 if that's the case, Dybala seem to excel as a 10, he cant play wide and isnt a no.9. So I don't see how he fits in, we have Mata as well. I would agree Dybala is a big upgrade on Mata but it looks like he is staying put and having both of them makes no sense.
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    False 9, flanked by Rashford/Martial and a new right-sided attacker.

    Alternatively, as one of the front two in a diamond/3-5-2.
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    How is his attitude? Thats all I care about, don't want another Di Maria or Pogba in this side.
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    Dolf Full Member

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    Already good player just about to enter his prime years. No brainer really. Also shows our intent if we buy him. Could persuade other players to join.
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    Kapardin New Member

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    Been scarred and burnt so many times with star players coming in and underperforming. Di Maria, Schweinsteiger, Sanchez, Lukaku ("star" to an extent). Pogba has been decent though, despite what the naysayers think.
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    izec Full Member

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    Seems fine, as long as he plays a central attacking position, he wont kick up a fuss. He would expect title challenges soon though, not sure we can offer that. Buying Dybala only would work if we improve the team as well, bringing him in with another 2-3 players wont do much. We need to fix our right wing, fullback, CB and midfield issues and bring him in as the cherry on top IMO. He would improve us though and maybe be the catalyst for bringing us back to the top, but only in a functioning team. Then he also has the platform to win us games by himself, as well as improving the team.
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    NJM78 Full Member

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    Dybala to leave his guaranteed trophy a season club with guaranteed CL for the worst United side for many a year, to play Europa and hope the likes of a Wolves and Watford don’t overtake us. Bet he is chomping at the bit. No way this happens unless he is purely money driven like Sanchez.
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    The Nani New Member

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    He would play the false 9 in our 4-3-3 if that’s what we persist with next season. He isn’t a midfielder. He’s a striker or a second striker like Rooney.

    He would basically replace Lingard and/or push Rashford wide or to the bench.

    Amazes me that people are wondering how he will fit in when we don’t have one striker of his quality on the books.
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    Cliche Guevara Full Member

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    Or he has faith in his ability and sees himself of being capable of contributing to the project. Plus a bit of money.

    Where else is he going to go?
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    Flytan Full Member

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    Do you really think Sanchez only came here for money? He blows but he at least tries unlike some caf golden boys in the squad. No players should want to come here currently. If we aren't offering more money, we'll literally fall behind Wolves by default because our "academy products" like Rashford and Lingard fail to take the next steps.
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    izec Full Member

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    Bayern or Atletico are a possibility. Bayern are looking for some offensive spark and star quality, while Atletico a replacement for Griezmann.
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    Champagne Football Full Member

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    This. Agent linking him to us to get a better deal with Atletico Madrid. He's born to play for them. In a country that speaks his language, for a coach from his country, who will be freshening things up with Greizmann, Diego Costa and Rodri so far leaving.

    We've no interest in him whatsoever
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    haram Full Member

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    If we are going to play him as a false 9, it would be a good signing.
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    lawliet354 Full Member

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    I think he'll be excellent playing the sort of role that Firmino does at Liverpool, though if we played him as false 9 we also need both our winger to score more goals.
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    haram Full Member

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    Well if we still used Rashford or Martial as a LF we can get goals out of them. I am not confident in either being a traditional number 9. We do need help from the fullbacks and need more width in general. We have seen how important Robertson and TAA have been for Liverpool.
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    lawliet354 Full Member

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    Agree with this, I remember a few years back that there was a thread saying how important attacking fullbacks are for modern football. I don't remember in the last 10 years any top team with fullbacks as poor as ours.
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    haram Full Member

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    Yeah. While Shaw is ok, he is nowhere near good enough going forward, especially when no one else offers us anything in wide positions. It hinders the team massively.