Dybala refuses to rule out joining Messi at Barca but insists he’s happy at Juventus


Paulo Dybala has refused to rule out joining Lionel Messi at Barcelona but insists he is happy at Juventus.

Messi and Dybala

The Argentina international was linked with a move to Camp Nou during the transfer window following Neymar’s world-record transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.

When asked if he could become Messi’s team-mate in future, Dybala told a news conference: “He’s already my team-mate for Argentina but I’m really good at Juventus, although I don’t know what’s going to happen in the future. I’m very happy to wear an important shirt like the number 10.

“Nobody said anything to me [about a Barca bid]. The club never came to me to say there was an offer on the table.

“The only thing the club said to me is that they want me to be part of this project for a long time, and I’m happy about that. As long as the club and the president [Andrea Agnelli] want me at Juve, that’s where I’ll be.”

Dybala has been tipped by head coach Massimiliano Allegri as the player most likely to reach the level of Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the coming years.