Fearing to lose his sought-after striker, Diego Simeone has launched an effort to sign Paulo Dybala as Griezmann’s replacement in summer.
Amid heavy speculations linking the Frenchman to Barcelona and reports coming that Barcelona have agreed terms with Atleti over his possible transfer, the working-class club from Madrid needed a replacement.
Diego Simeone too, admitted he might lose his star striker this summer, and he has opened talks with Paulo Dybala as a replacement for the Barcelona-bound player.
Despite a massive cash flow following Neymar’s world record transfer to Paris, Barcelona’s investment in Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho haven’t bore as sweet a fruit as they would expect.
Although the team remains undefeated this season and on course for a treble, the replacement for Neymar has been tough to find. Adding the rumors of Neymar joining Real Madrid, Barcelona will be desperate to sign Griezmann.
Nevertheless, Simeone has found Griezmann’s replacement in his fellow countryman and Juventus forward, Paulo Dybala. Dybala has been in hot form for his Italian Serie A side, Juventus this season – with 21 goals in all appearances for the Old Lady, a performance that has led to likes of Real Madrid coming to lure him away from the club.
However, Real’s city rivals will tip them to land Dybala at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Reports in Spain suggest Simeone has already had a word with Dybala to sign for Atleti. Should the terms be agreed, Dybala will be Atletico’s record transfer after Diego Costa’s re-signing for £57m in January.
This would come as a major blow for Real, as Perez has identified Dybala as someone who could one day replace Ronaldo and be a real star for Los Blancos.
The Argentine star is a terrific player, and is the type of player who can raise the level of an entire side by sprinkling his magic dust.
Real will also ready a mammoth deal to bring Dybala to Real, as the Argentine’s signature will be one of the most hotly contested one’s in the summer.
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