Palermo: Dybala is now a Juventus player

The Argentine has long been linked with a move to Turin and a reported €40 million deal has now been agreed

Palermo have confirmed that star striker Paulo Dybala will join Juventus this summer.

The Argentine striker has enjoyed a breakout season in Serie A, netting 13 times in 33 appearances, with his impressive form, particularly during the first half of the 2014-15 campaign, attracting the attention of Premier League trio Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea, as well as Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain.

However, Juventus have been closing in on a deal for the 21-year-old for the past few weeks and Palermo coach Beppe Iachini confirmed after leaving Dybala out of his starting line-up for Sunday’s 1-0 win at Cagliari, that the forward is now bound for Turin.

“Dybala is now a Juventus player and this club is working towards the future,” the Rosanero coach told Sky Sport Italia.

Dybala joined Palermo as an 18-year-old in the summer of 2012 but the youngster initially struggled to justify comparisons with compatriot Sergio Aguero.

However, Dybala enjoyed a sensational start to the current campaign and Rosanero president Maurizio Zamparini promptly admitted that he would cash in on a player whose contract was set to expire in 2016.

Zamparini also repeatedly stated that he would not accept anything less than €40 million for his most prized possession and, according to reports, Juventus have agreed to meet that asking price.

The Bianconeri have been looking to strengthen their attacking line-up, given the uncertainty surrounding Carlos Tevez’s future at the club and speculation that Fernando Llorente is to be shown the door this summer.