Dybala's failed move to Man United cost Lukaku joining Juventus

Paulo Dybala’s failed move to Manchester United cost Romelu Lukaku the chance to join Juventus, claims the Belgian’s agent

  • Paulo Dybala was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United in summer
  • However, a move failed to come to fruition and the Argentine stayed put
  • Romelu Lukaku departed Old Trafford for Inter Milan in the summer window 
  • The Belgian has since shone at Inter, scoring 17 goals in 25 Serie A fixtures 

Romelu Lukaku’s agent has revealed his client could have been a Juventus player last summer if Paulo Dybala’s move to Manchester United went through.

Lukaku departed Old Trafford in the summer transfer window after two years at the club, eventually joining Inter Milan in an eye-watering £74million deal.

Meanwhile, Dybala was heavily linked with a move to United – as well as Tottenham – during the same window after falling out of favour at Juventus but he opted to stay put and fight for his place.

Romelu Lukaku joined Inter Milan in a staggering £74million deal from Manchester United

Paulo Dybala was linked with a move to United but he decided to stay put at Juventus

And according to Lukaku’s agent, Federico Pastorello, the departure of Dybala to Manchester would have left room for Lukaku to join Serie A giants Juventus, although he also revealed that the striker felt he was more wanted by Inter.

‘If Lukaku is wearing the Inter shirt today, it’s only because of Paulo Dybala’s failure to join Manchester United,’ Pastorello told Sky Sports Italia.

‘Romelu wanted to leave the Premier League and move to a club where he felt loved,’ Pastorello said. 

‘He immediately noticed the affection and warmth of the Inter fans compared to those of Juve, and this made the difference.

Belgian international Lukaku departed Old Trafford last summer after two years at the club

‘Lukaku’s arrival at Juve would have pleased many fans, but for Inter his engagement instead represented a turning point after the arrival of Antonio Conte, the intention to try to start a winning cycle.

‘He perceived this immediately, even on social media. He felt wanted at Inter. Conte put a lot of pressure on the club to have the player.’ 

Lukaku has shone at the San Siro this season working under former Chelsea manager Conte, scoring 17 goals in just 25 Serie A matches.  

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