Sarri remains coy over Dybala's future

Sarri remains coy over Dybalas future
IN CONTROL: Juventus striker Paulo Dybala (right) controls the ball during the match against Atletico Madrid. - AP

Stockholm - Sarri added that he would have to leave out at least six players from his Champions League squad to meet Uefa size requirements



By Reuters

Published: Sun 11 Aug 2019, 3:59 PM

Last updated: Sun 11 Aug 2019, 6:05 PM

Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, who has been at the centre of transfer speculation, played for the last half hour in Juventus' 2-1 defeat to Atletico Madrid in the International Champions Cup at the Friends Arena, Stockholm, on Saturday.
And Juve coach Maurizio Sarri would not be drawn on whether the Argentine would be staying at the club.
Sarri, who has replaced Massimiliano Allegri, added that he would have to leave out at least six players from his Champions League squad to meet Uefa size requirements.
"I can talk about Paulo all I like, but the market goes in a certain way and then whatever I say counts for nothing," Sarri told reporters.
"I think he has the right characteristics to play as a false centre forward. But in any case, we have to cut six players from the Champions League list.
"Our situation is difficult, almost embarrassing, because we run the risk of leaving out players of a really high level.
"It's a situation we have to resolve and it is not just about the decisions made by coach or club."
Juventus have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to strikers with Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, Brazilian Douglas Costa, Croatian World Cup hero Mario Mandzukic and Dybala's compatriot Gonzalo Higuain in their squad.


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