- Juventus and United were ready to do a swap deal for Dybala and Lukaku last summer.
- The Argentinian never wanted to leave his club.
- As his agent was in Woodward's office, Dybala phoned to call the deal off.
- Since then, the player's redeemed himself by being involved in 24 goals.
Paulo Dybala could've ended up at Man United last summer as Juventus were ready to ship the Argentinian off. The problem was no one seemed to have asked the player if he wanted that move.
A man in the know Fabrizio Romano reports via Calciomercato just how close an agreement between United and Juventus was.
As Dybala's representative was in Ed Woodward's office, a phone call from the player came. "I don't care about more money," he said, "I want to stay here at Juventus."
Romano adds that the playmaker didn't care if his club wanted him out, he would've stayed against their will (which is what happened).
If this had come through, Dybala would have joined United with Romelu Lukaku moving in the opposite direction. The Argentinian remained in Turin though as Lukaku chose Inter Milan. Tottenham were also after the player who never entertained an idea of going to places he didn't quite like.
Now it seems ridiculous why Juventus would have ever wanted to get rid of their star. This season, Dybala has scored 12 goals, provided 12 assists and is regarded as a central piece and one of the main reasons why a turgid Juve are still in contention for silverware.