Liverpool have reportedly made contact with Paulo Dybala to monitor his contract situation after he rejected a contract offer from Juventus.
Dybala pulls plug on Juve talks after broken promises
The Turin giants reportedly changed the terms of the new deal which led to Dybala pulling out of contract talks.
He now wants to leave the club and this gives Liverpool (and other interested parties) the opportunity to strike fast and snap him up ahead of the summer transfer window.
His contract expires at the end of the season and so the Reds have a golden opportunity to sign a world-class player for free and according to Calciomercato, Liverpool were tracking Dybala’s contractual situation with a view to signing him for free.
Now, according to Tancredi Palmieri, Liverpool have taken a more proactive approach to the situation.
He reports: “BOOM! Liverpool have got in contact with Dybala to monitor his situation about not extending [his] contract to Juventus.
“Dybala would be keen to move to Liverpool.”
How would Paulo Dybala alter Liverpool’s tactics?
The last time Jurgen Klopp played with a no.10 in his starting lineup regularly was when he had Philippe Coutinho at his disposal but signing Dybala would given him the opportunity to alter his tactics.
Liverpool have been reliant on creativity from Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold in the last few years but a player like Dybala would allow the Reds to attack in central areas without suffocating or losing the ball.
Dybala is enjoying a positive season for Juventus despite the club’s shaky form, with 9 goals and 4 assists, which is far more than any other player has managed from a central attacking midfield role for Liverpool since Coutinho joined Barcelona.
The modern game has changed dramatically and in the Premier League, it’s increasingly difficult for no.10s to influence the game and work their magic while recording high attacking contributions.
Dybala is a player capable of special things and while I’m not sure he has the work rate he would need to excel under Jurgen Klopp, he might be the type of player you make an exception for.