Udinese Director Pierpaolo Marino believes that Inter will have a decisive advantage in the race to sign Paulo Dybala this summer in the form of CEO Beppe Marotta.
Speaking to Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport in an interview published in today’s print edition, Marino named the Nerazzurri executive’s positive relationship with the Juventus forward as a crucial factor.
Marotta is the player who first brought Dybala to Juventus, having decided to build the future of the Bianconeri’s attack around the Argentine in the summer of 2015 in a transfer window which saw the likes of Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente depart.
Dybala had been one of the standout attackers in Serie A in his first season in the Italian top flight with Palermo, and Marotta had no doubt about his suitability for the Italian champions.
The Argentine did have a very positive first campaign as he grew into the Bianconeri shirt and helped them to defend their Scudetto crown, and continued to be important for them in subsequent seasons.
However, coinciding with Marotta’s departure from Juventus as well as that of Max Allegri in 2019, Dybala’s standing in the team has diminished such that they have decided to allow him to leave on a free transfer this summer.
Marotta is now at Inter where his project for the team is in full swing, and he remains a major admirer of Dybala who would like to add the 28-year-old to the Nerazzurri’s squad.
Marino feels that the history between the pair and the positive relationship that they continue to enjoy could be the key factor in resolving Dybala’s future this summer.
Asked where he expects the Argentine to go he named “Inter. Marotta has a good relationship with Paulo and this will be the thing that makes the difference.”
Marino also gave his thoughts on Torino defender Bremer, stating that “He’s one of the three best central defenders in Italy. I say Inter, or Juve if de Ligt were to leave.”
And for the Serie A title, he predicted “I say Inter, based on the fixture and their form after beating Juventus.”