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Paulo Dybala – the treasure of Juventus (Part 1)

Dybala’s fighting spirit may be the basis for the public to believe in winning against the disease.

Paulo Dybala’s journey to the top football can be completely made into a hit movie script. It is no coincidence that he is nicknamed La Joya (or jewel) and it is not surprising that Dybala is one of the best players in the world at this time, despite the pressures that always appear and pour down the bridge.

Italians are famous for having dinner before discussing business. The stomach must be full for new things to go smoothly. When Serie A dominated European football in the 80-90s of the last century, hundreds of missions began on such a dining table.

When the delegation of the Palermo Club went to Argentina to see the roll of Franco Vazquez (then playing for Belgrano) in 2011, such a meal was held.

Signature from the table

At the restaurant, where dinner was held between Palermo Sport Director Luca Cattani and Belgrano’s representative also happened to have the appearance of Instituto President Juan Carlos Barrea.

Invited to dinner, Barrea said: “I have a better player than Vazquez.” The name Paulo Dybala appears from here. Swallowing every word Barrea said, Cattani was completely convinced that Palermo had to get the striker then only 19 years old.

The Director of Palermo quickly returned to Italy with the desire to persuade Zamparini to spend money to buy Dybala. Finally, with a lot of difficulties, Palermo also has La Joya with a transfer fee of up to 15.6 million euros, the highest in club history.

Forged in an adequate environment, Dybala exploded in his third season with Palermo. He scored 13 goals, with 10 assists for the Sicilian island team in Serie A. A series of big teams follow the movements of La Joya.

In the end, Juve was the winner with a transfer fee of 32 million euros and an additional 8 million euros. The summer of Dybala arrived at the Allianz Stadium is also when Juve parted with a series of great works such as Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal, Carlos Tevez.

Dybala at the age of 22 did not hesitate to choose the number 21 shirt that Pirlo left behind. Zinedine Zidane previously chose this number in his golden years with Juve. The pressure is enormous, but Dybala understands that he will defeat them all.