Transfer Talk:Liverpool Plot £90mn Paulo Dybala Swoop To Boost Flourishing Attack

Every Champions League week has its winners and losers – its heroes and villains – and that which took in the first leg of the competition’s quarter-finals set to be concluded tonight and tomorrow evening was no different. While the world stood in collective awe at the aerodynamics of 33-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo, with a blistering bicycle kick set to become one of the modern era’s defining moments regardless of whether or not his team Real Madrid make history by becoming three times back-to-back winners of the famous big-eared trophy, a young Argentine tipped to become the natural successor of the Portuguese and his similarly out-of-this-world rival Lionel Messi was widely lambasted for an immature display that saw him red-carded and unable to have any say in Juventus’ bid to overturn a mountainous 3-0 deficit at the Bernabeu this week. Yet Paulo Dybala still has his best years ahead of him with an ever-growing list of potential suitors stating their interest in the attacker. Reportedly joining them now is Liverpool, who are lining up a £90mn bid for the Cordoba native in an attempt to bolster an attack that shared headline space with Ronaldo for its own, brutal three-goals-to-nil dismantling of Premier League Champions-elect Manchester City at Anfield that shook football to its core. Three years in the making, Jurgen Klopp is finally bearing the fruits of a meticulously put-together team that has recently made astute improvements to a leaky defence and is spearheaded by a ferocious front line of Sadio Mané, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah – the latter of whom is certain to be voted Player of the Year by various associations and news outlets whilst also being touted for a move to Ronaldo’s La Liga giants Madrid this summer.
Whether Salah stays or not, Klopp, in landing Dybala, would find himself investing in a gifted young prodigy in a throwback to the German coach’s Dortmund days when top stars would be picked off, often by Bayern Munich, at will then compensated for with worthy equivalent talent as perhaps already seen through the impacting yet not fatal loss of Philippe Coutinho. Want to read more Football articles? Register with The Sportsman to personalise your news feed with your favourite sports and football team.

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