Manchester United and Juventus have agreed on a swap deal in principle involving Paulo Dybala and Romelu Lukaku according to sources in Italy.
Dybala wants to meet with new head coach Maurizio Sarri before making any decisions about his future as the attacker is keen to stay at Turin.
If the Argentine player does decide to move to Old Trafford, United fans can expect him to bring in something new and different.
Manchester United had a sub-par 2018\2019 season and are looking to strengthen their squad this summer, having already signed Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James the Reds still need more new faces and Dybala would be perfect for that.
With 78 goals and 30 assists in 182 appearances, his quality is underlined.
Dybala’s possesses a skill set that would help United in an area where they have been lacking quality. That lack of quality was on display in United’s recent pre-season 1-0 win against Kristiansund as they found it difficult to get past the Kristiansund men who wanted to sit back and defend for 90 minutes. When facing opponents that play in that manner United have lacked the spark to unlock and dominate the final third.
The Red Devils haven’t had a natural playmaker in a while and when they did, the players were pushed wide very often. Shinji Kagawa, Juan Mata, and Angel Di Maria were all used in that manner. Jesse Lingard has been the man to operate behind the striker in recent years but isnt’t exactly a player Solskjaer would look to for a creative spark when needed.
Solskjaer could also look to play Dybala up top alongside Marcus Rashford in a 4-4-2 formation but that would mean Paul Pogba wouldn’t be as effective as he isn’t known to fare well in the sort of midfield role in a 4-4-2.
It would be exciting to see ‘La Joya’ in the Premier League playing every weekend and he is a player with a lot of technique that is easy on the eyes.
The swap deal would favor both clubs as both players would be improvements on the options the clubs currently have.