Paulo Dybala has opened up about Juventus wanting to sell him and has flirted with the idea of joining Lionel Messi at FC Barcelona.
Dybala, 26, was widely touted to become the Messi's heir in the Argentina national team due to his similar playing style and diminutive frame.
Despite not reaching the legendary exploits of the record six-time Ballon d'Or winner, he's still considered as a world-class talent. But that didn't stop the Italian giants from opening the door for his exit after the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo dimmed his overall influence in the starting XI.
"It was more or less last year at this point when Juventus didn't want to count on me, didn't want me to continue playing here," Dybala explained to CNN.
"That's when I was contacted and there were some clubs that were interested in me. Among those were Manchester United and Tottenham. I think for a long time there were conversations, then Paris Saint-Germain also appeared."
Dybala then revealed his desire to remain and fight for his place in the team under incoming manager Maurizio Sarri, where he's flourished once more with 13 goals and 12 assists in 34 games playing alongside Ronaldo.
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But this hasn't changed his desire of one day representing LaLiga giants Barcelona, having already had a taste of playing together with club captain Messi within the international scene.
"The truth is that Barcelona is huge team worldwide and with Messi there even bigger," Dybala admitted.
"It would be very nice, but Juventus is also an incredible club, very big, full of history, where there are currently great players.
"There's enough quality here to make two teams to and the chance to play with [Gianluigi] Buffon and Cristiano Ronaldo, who make the club even bigger."