Juventus midfielder Paulo Dybala has admitted he came close to leaving the club in the summer amid interests from Premier League clubs Manchester United and Tottenham.
Spurs had agreed a fee with Juventus for the signature of Dybala worth £64.4m in August last year but the move failed to materialize. This saw the Argentine remain in Italy and now he has admitted he came close to leaving in the summer.
"I was close to leaving. That was in the club's thinking, I knew. Until the last minute, we were waiting," he said as quoted by The Guardian.
According to Dybala, he decided to remain in Turin following the arrival of Maurizio Sarri.
"I have two years left on my contract. That's not a short time but it's not a long one either. We'll see what plans Juventus have if they think I might leave in the next market or if they want me to stay. That's a decision for the club to make. It's hard to know because things change in a second.
"But I'm here, at a club that has treated me well. I'm happy, comfortable. [Maurizio] Sarri's arrival has helped. He wanted me to stay, which gave me strength when we didn't know what would happen. I knew he could teach me, help me bring out the best in myself."
Dybala's contract with the Italian giants is set to expire in the summer of 2022.
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