Fabio Paratici is hopeful the club’s star forward Paulo Dybala can go on to have influence in Turin similar to one Lionel Messi has had in Barcelona.

Dybala is one of the most gifted players in world football. This season, the forward has enjoyed a renaissance under Maurizio Sarri’s guidance.

“We are very happy with Dybala. He is our NO.10; we invested heavily in him and of course, hope he can be Juve’s Messi.” Noted Paratici.

At the end of the 2019 summer transfer window, Dybala was strongly linked with transfers to Manchester United and Tottenham. Neither of the switches materialized. Afterward, it was always going to be fascinating to see how he would fare under Sarri’s tutelage.

Overall, it has been a positive season for the 26-year-old with nine goals in all competitions this season. One of his best strikes came in the UEFA Champions League against Atletico Madrid when he slammed in this swirling free-kick.

How effective Dybala has been this season

Dybala arrived in Juventus in 2015. There were anticipations he would go on to become one of the world’s best players. With that in mind, he scored memorable goals and enjoyed regular success with the Bianconeri.

Dybala has never quit being able to showcase the consistency needed to be considered alongside his international team-mate Messi and his club team-mate Ronaldo.

It’s testament to Dybala’s quality and mental fortitude that he’s been able to bounce back after a summer where Juventus seemingly wanted him off the books. If he was to sign a new deal soon, it would be a major boost for the club.

Dybala will now be looking to make a decisive impact on the filed in the coming months. The reason being his side is in a serious battle with Inter Milan and Lazio for the Serie A title not to mention in pursuit of their first Champions League title since 1966.