Italian defender talks about Neymar and messi.He feels that Neymar is already amongst the best in the world.He says team-mate Paulo Dybala would not command the same fee
Juvestus star Paulo Dybala is yet to reach the levels of Neymar, says Juventus full back Giorgio Chiellini.Reports that Barcelona is looking forward to sign Argentine.
With Neymar’s move to Paris Saint-Germain for 222 million euros, Barcelona is looking to sign Dybala as Brazilian international replacement.
You May Also Read:PSG can be bigger club than Barcelona
Neymar scored a brace in 2-1 win for Barcelona over Seria A champions Juventus in International Champions Cup, but is reportedly receptive about agreeing terms with PSG, provided they meet his buy-out clause.
And Chiellini believes that Neymar is the player of future to challenge Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the Ballon d’Or, with 23 year old midfielder Dybala following his foot steps.
“Dybala isn’t worth as much as Neymar is today, with all the respect and great esteem that we all have for Paulo,” the Italy centre-back said to Premium Sport.
“I said it last season, Neymar is at the level of Messi and Ronaldo, and he’s their designated heir for the Ballon d’Or.
“Neymar’s valuation? They’re huge numbers but ones that apply to a player that changes the course of a game and a season almost single-handedly. Therefore it is right for a team to spend a certain figure if they have the opportunity to do so.”
Chiellini has spent 7 seasons with Juventus building a great partnership with defender Leonardo Bonucci, along with Gianluigi Buffon and Andrea Barzagli, but Juventus will be without 30 year old star after his surprise sale to AC Milan for 42 million euros.
“Good or bad, he’s been a companion of mine in everything,” Chiellini said. “I’d seen him more than Gigi, Andrea and anyone else, including our families, in the last seven years.
“I’ll miss him so much on a human level, but maybe another defender will arrive, who will allow us to catch breath and conserve our energy in the best way possible.
“We were five defenders, but now we’re four top defenders, with different characteristics, which sincerely makes me less worried.”