The outspoken president of Italian Serie A side Palermo Maurizio Zamparini says that club striker Paulo Dybala has what it takes to become the world’s next Lionel Messi.
The Argentinian youngster has been in fine form for the Sicilian club this season scoring 12 goals in 25 outings with 7 assists to get the attention of not only Manchester United, but Juventus and Barcelona as well, with Zamparini warning that he will not let the 21-year leave next summer on the cheap.
“For me, Dybala is the Messi of the future,” Zamparini told Radio Anch’io.
“I value him at €40 million (£28.5m), but we will have to wait and see what happens at the end of the season.
“There has been a lot of talk about Dybala, but his agent is just doing his work. I have a good relationship with him.
“The transfer fee we will receive for Dybala will be reinvested. We have an on-going project. Even if Dybala were to leave, other important players will arrive.”
Dybala’s contract with Palermo expires next year, meaning he is almost 100% certain to leave the club this summer.