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Juventus coach Max Allegri questions Paulo Dybala’s ability to play centre forward for a big club

This is not exactly very pleasing for the Argentine to hear

Every club in the world would want to sign Paulo Dybala when he leaves Juve.

Wouldn’t they?

The Argentine can do it all, from long range shooting to unbelievable dribbling Dybala has everything you would want from an attacker.

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However, his coach at Juventus Max Allegri has some words of caution about Dybala’s ability as an out-and-out striker.

To be honest, this isn’t the sort of thing you would expect to hear from your coach.

Manchester United seem to be leading the pack to sign the 24-year-old and he would slot straight into their attacking line.

But Allegri has said Dybala could not play centre forward for a big club.


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Ahead of Juventus’ game against Cagliari in Serie A on Saturday Allegri outlined exactly how Dybala should play.

“Dybala played well the other night.  He cannot play centre-forward for a big club, where the distance to goal is much shorter” Allegri said.

Although when you hear the explanation it is pretty clear Dybala plays in the perfect position to capitalise on Juve’s dominance in games.


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“Just look at his best goals for Juve: theyr’re often when he’s running from deeper positions.”

This might be Allegri trying to be clever and dissuade potential suitors from coming after his star man.

But looking at the clubs who have the financial muscle and stature to sign Dybala where would he possibly go?

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Man United have Lukaku playing as their main forward and he could act as the perfect foil to allow Dybala to come onto the ball from deep.

Paris Saint-Germain are also reportedly in for the young striker except it would difficult to find him a space in the starting line up alongside Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani.

We think he would still do alright up top by himself.