Liverpool interested in signing Paulo Dybala if Ronaldo heads to Juventus
We could see a merry-go-round of elite forwards this summer.
As the World Cup draws to a close, the world of transfer rumours takes centre stage. Cristiano Ronaldo's imminent move to Juventus could kick-start a series of deals in what has been a quiet transfer window thus far.
If Ronaldo does indeed move to Turin, Juventus will be willing to allow Paulo Dybala to leave. The Argentine forward has been their star player over the past three seasons, scoring 68 goals in 140 games. However, he could be on his way out of Juventus this summer to make way for Ronaldo, with Liverpool interested in bringing him to Anfield, according to Tutto Mercato.
Premier League clubs will have a shorter length of time to complete their transfer business this summer as the window will close before the season starts in mid-August.
With that in mind, Liverpool need to act quickly. But it all depends on whether Juve can secure the signature of Ronaldo. Meetings between Ronaldo's agent, Jorge Mendes, and Madrid President Florentino Perez are reportedly scheduled to take place today.
Liverpool have already missed out on Nabil Fekir this summer, when discussions broke down over knee problems revealed during the player's medical, but Dybala has a similar skill-set and would arguably be a better signing.
Jürgen Klopp's interest in mercurial, creative not-quite-strikers hints at a tactical shift towards 4-2-3-1, the system that proved so successful for him at Borussia Dortmund.
Dybala would not fit into the current 4-3-3 system that Liverpool play, unless he were to take a slightly unfamiliar role on the left wing.
The 24-year-old did not enjoy the most fruitful of World Cup campaigns. He featured only once in Argentina's four matches and that was a 22-minute substitute appearance.