Usually it’s opponents, players, coaches, presidents, who urge someone to leave his current club, and move somewhere elsewhere so as to ‘grow’ as a player.
In Paulo Dybala’s case, the… encouragement came from a teammate, who has, though, been in his shoes, so he does have the right to give a younger teammate a piece of advice.
We have spoken many times and I told him that one day, I do not know when, he will have to leave Juventus to improve even more
Dani Alves told Esporte Interativo, talking about his Argentine teammate at the Bianconeri.
Alves himself moved from Bahia to Sevilla aged just 19, and despite being a major success there, he didn’t pass on the opportunity to move to Barcelona in 2008, reaching his true full potential there.
As for his future, he still has a year on his contract with Juventus, but asked about where else he might want to play, he didn’t think twice before answering
England. Last year I turned down many offers from the Premier League because I felt I had to go to Serie A. There is a great defensive culture, and to go and play in England you have to know how to defend well. I hope that one day I will go there
the Brazilian right-back said, without clarifying if that ‘one day’ could be earlier than next summer.