MN: Milan considering Dybala swoop – the pros and cons of the operation

By Oliver Fisher -

The speculation linking AC Milan with a move for Paulo Dybala are growing, and there are some obvious pros and cons to a potential deal.

MilanNews reports that Dybala has been in talks with Inter but after sealing the return of Romelu Lukaku, they must offload Edin Dzeko, Joaquin Correa and/or Alexis Sanchez before moving more concretely for La Joya, who is impatient and is beginning to look around.

Pros: The Argentine is asking for €7-7.5m net per season, but no club have come forward with that and therefore he will have to review his wage demands. If he does, then it would at least be logical for Milan to try.

He is a strong player who brings quality, enthusiasm, experience, and perhaps most importantly goals and assists. He could be regenerated by a new environment and the chance to make Juve and Inter regret, and he knows about winning trophies.

Against: There are some doubts related to physical condition given his injury problems last season, and also Dybala’s tactical position in Pioli’s 4-2-3-1. He can dynamically interpret the role of being a No.10, but perhaps doesn’t offer the same guarantees in terms of coverage that others did.

Another doubt is about whether alternative investments like Charles De Ketelaere, in terms of age and potential, would perhaps be the ideal plan for the future. However, there must be a balance between youth and experience, potential and guaranteed quality.

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    1. If he goes to inter he’ll have to accept to be a bench player because there is no way all 3 of Lukaku, Lautaro and Dybala play together from the start in S. Inzaghi 352. Dybala isn’t benching none of Barella , Brozovic , Hakan.

  1. Agree Chunga… I do think we have a chance to get him if he will agree to a lower salary.

    People talk of him playing the 10; but I honestly think he’d be better for us at RW because earlier in his career he mostly played there and loved cutting inside to his favorite left foot and shoot those beautiful curling shots into the top left corner like Arjen Robben… and for Milan fans, Suso was like a “poor man’s Dybala/Robben” haha.

    Dybala would be a fantastic addition to our team and also would be great that he isn’t on Juve or Inter.

    1. He absolutely CAN’T play as a RW in the current Milan system. RW have to defend. We spent almost 3 years complaining that Leao doesn’t run back who is young and has the physical tools to do it. Dybala neither runs nor has the strength to defend. He is the only player that is easier to get on the ground than Brahim.
      Dybala can only play the 10 in this Milan.
      I would still allocate Dybala salary money into Charles De Ketelaere transfer fee. Dybala is just a band aid solution. We need long term solution. Give me CDK

  2. Pros: great player still in his prime and he is a free transfer

    Cons: we will have no $$ to afford him LOL

    Grazie Redbird!!!!

  3. CDK would be great; but he’s going to end up at Leeds after Raphinha is taken away from them by either Arsenal, Chelsea or Man City. They will have more money to throw at CDK and Brugge than Milan will.

    As for Dybala — no way he goes to ground easier than Diaz. Brahim goes down if you sneeze near him. And it’s more important to stay upright at the 10 than on the wing… we saw Brahim at the 10 all year in the middle of the pitch in traffic and that didn’t work out well for him. We can put Krunic at the 10 and he will make up for lack of Dybala defending. Dybala on the RW can score goals and get assists. We need a lot more production from the right side so it’s not all on Leao next year and Dybala can bring it.

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