Patrice Evra was recently asked by a fan to handle transfers for the club on Instagram. Evra replied with “@paulodybala will be my first.”
The reply got over 4000 likes indicating positive feedback from the fans; but is this really a sensible transfer?
During the most recent summer transfer window, several rumors surfaced about a Dybala and Lukaku swap. In the end, the deal fell through as Dybala reportedly didn’t want to join United. So is it smart to pursue the player once again after he initially rejected the club?
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A tactic United have used recently to lure players is to throw a bunch of cash at them. Last year January, Alexis Sanchez had Manchester United and City chasing his signature. It would have made sense for Sanchez to join City as they were the team likely to win trophies but in the end, Sanchez ended up at United. This was due to the astronomical weekly wage that City simply refused to match.
We all know how that turned out for United; Sanchez simply did not perform for the club.
You could argue that things may be different for Dybala. With Evra, Dybala can look forward to a familiar face. However, friendships don’t always lead to good performances.
Two years ago, Lukaku had many options to choose from when he was leaving Everton; the closest contenders were United and Chelsea. In the end, Lukaku joined United – where close friend Paul Pogba was already playing his football.
And again, we know how that turned out. Pogba and Lukaku were not the dynamic duo we all thought they were going to be. They even had a couple of small arguments during matches at times because the connection just wasn’t there.
On paper, Dybala would be an amazing signing for United. He can play as a striker, a winger and as a number 10; positions we need to address.
However, if a player has no interest for the club, is it really a good idea to sign them?