They claim that the 27-year-old has been offered to the Premier League’s big six. Able to play off the striker, as a centre-forward and a right winger, he’s a talent who could light up the Premier League. However, he hasn’t started this season in the best form. In six league appearances this season, he’s yet to register a goal or an assist. However, despite his undeniable talent, it’s hard to see him fitting at many of the Premier League’s big six.
Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City are more than stocked with attackers, and it’s hard to see Dybala dislodging any of their starters. At Tottenham, given their acquisition of Gareth Bale, it’s hard to see Spurs splurging on the Argentine. And while he’d walk into the Arsenal squad, it’s difficult to see Dybala wanting to join such a vulnerable side.
At Manchester United however, the club is desperately calling out for a right sided attacker. Jadon Sancho of course seems to be at the top of their list. However, Dybala’s left-footed nature and versatility would play right into what United’s attack sorely needs. Able to play in a front three, or as a number 10, he’d provide the balance the Manchester United attack sorely needs.
He’s also more comfortable in central attacking positions than Marcus Rashford or Anthony Martial. Rashford in particular, when played through the middle loses some of his space to run at his opponents, reducing his effectiveness in attack massively. Dybala in the event of an injury to Edinson Cavani would slot into the centre of United’s attack.
For those worried about his numbers this season, under the surface, signs are more encouraging. Despite not having a Serie A goal to his name this season, the Argentine’s expected goals stand at 0.45 per 90. That’s actually an improvement on last season, where he only averaged 0.38 expected goals per 90.
It’s a similar story for his assists, with the Argentine averaging 0.22 per 90. The evidence says he’s more than capable of matching or beating those numbers over a season. If he can do that for Manchester United, he could be perfect for them.