'Messi comparisons hurt Dybala' - Davids admits Barcelona star is a class above


The 23-year-old was heavily linked with a move to Barcelona last month but eventually stayed put in Turin, although Raiola, who does not represent Dybala, foresees the Argentina global eventually moving to La Liga or the Premier League.

Given the pairs' shared nation, and extremely similar playing style, comparisons were bound to be made as soon as Dybala started to hit the form that was expected of him.

Juventus forward Paulo Dybala will eventually leave Turin for an established project at another European club, according to leading agent Mino Raiola. The 23-year-old has scored 49 goals in 98 games for Juventus since his arrival in the summer of 2015.

While the pair are yet to link up at club level, one side for whom they do join forces is the Argentine national team.

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Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde agreed that Dybala posed a threat but was also concerned with Juventus' power as a team.

While most sites are offering Dybala at 25/1 to win the golden boot, you can still take the Juventus man at 33/1 with some, and with the odds that favourable it's no surprise to see many taking a gamble on him as Juventus look set to go far in the tournament. I'm very happy to wear an important shirt like the number 10.

"No player has reached Messi, Ronaldo. if I want to be at this level I have to keep working hard, improving, it will not be easy".

They are, as demonstrated both previous year and in 2015, a formidable side in Europe, yet their domestic league lacks the competitiveness and clout needed to truly propel him on to the world stage.