Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala has confirmed that he came close to make a switch to Tottenham and Man Utd.
The Argentina international forward was strongly linked with a move to the English top-tier after falling out of favour at the Allianz Stadium.
Despite interest from the Spurs and the Red Devils, as well as French giants PSG Dybala opted to remain in Turin and has been regular for Maurizio Sarri’s side.
Speaking to CNN, the 26-year-old said: “It was more or less last year at this point when Juventus didn’t want to count on me, didn’t want me to continue playing here.
“That’s when I was contacted and there were some clubs that were interested in me. Among those were Manchester United and Tottenham. I think for a long time there were conversations, then Paris Saint-Germain also appeared.
“I did not speak directly to any of them, but there were conversations with the clubs. However, my intention at the time was to stay. I hadn’t had a good year or a positive last six months, so I didn’t want to leave with that image because I think I had given the club a lot of nice moments and it wasn’t fair that I went like this.
“So I also communicated that my intention was to stay, work to grow and give my best here. Obviously it was not easy because Juventus’s intentions were different, but after the market closed, there was no more time and with the arrival of Sarri I grew a lot.”
Dybala revealed in the same interview that he would love to play alongside with his international teammate Lionel Messi at club level one day.