Ambrosini: Dybala a great deal for Juventus

The Italian champions could end up paying as much as €40 million for the 21-year-old but the ex-Italy international says the Argentine is worth every cent

Massimo Ambrosini believes that Juventus have pulled off a major coup in signing Paulo Dybala, admitting that he has been “mad about” the striker since he first saw him play in Serie B.

The Bianconeri agreed to pay Palermo €32 million for the 21-year-old Dybala but that figure could eventually rise to €40m.

It is a huge fee for a player who only has one full season of Serie A football behind him, during which he managed just 13 goals in 36 appearances, but Ambrosini believes that Juve have got themselves a bargain.

“I was crazy about Dybala right away, from when he was in the second division,” the former Italy international told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“This is a real player and Juve had done a great deal.”

Meanwhile, Ambrosini’s old club, AC Milan, were locked in a transfer tug-of-war with city rivals Inter for the services of Geoffrey Kondogbia. In the end, the Nerazzurri won out, after agreeing to pay approximately €40m for the midfielder.

Ambrosini suspects that Milan’s loss will be Inter’s gain but nonetheless backed the Rossoneri’s decision to subsequently pay €20m for Andrea Bertolacci.

“We’ll have to see how he will adapt to Italy but Kondogbia is the summer signing that most intrigues me,” the retired midfielder added.

“However, I’m also an admirer of Bertolacci. He’s also become good in the playmaking phase and he knows how to play as a trequartista.”

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