Palermo striker Paulo Dybala has confirmed that he will be moving to Juventus in a deal worth around €40 million, when bonuses and add-ons are taken into account.
Dybala was a wanted man across Europe after having a breakout season in Serie A, scoring 13 goals and chipping in with a fair few assists as well.
Manchester United and Arsenal were both heavily linked with the striker, and he was quoted earlier in the season saying that he ‘would swim to Barcelona’ for a move there.
The Argentine striker, who joined Palermo for €12 million in 2012 from Instituto, will link up with compatriot Carlos Tevez next season.
Speaking to Sky Sport Italia, he explained with he chose to move to the Italian champions: “Juventus are the side who wanted me the most.
“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.”
With nearly all of his goals coming in the first half of the season, people might be thinking that this is a waste of money by Juventus. Dybala vows to prove doubters wrong: “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.”