Juventus forward, Paulo Dybala, has broken his silence on failing to leave for the Premier League in the summer.
The Serie A champions were keen to sell the Argentine, with Manchester United and Tottenham among the interested clubs.
United seemed close to a swap deal involving Romelu Lukaku at one point, only for wage demands and agents’ fees to become a sticking point.
Dybala has been reintegrated back into Maurizio Sarri’s squad and has helped Juve to make a strong start to the season.
Speaking to Tuttosport, Dybala has claimed that he always wanted to stay and fight for his place at Juve, saying:
“I have not experienced an easy summer. Obviously hearing your name linked with every team you don’t want to go to is not a nice thing, but this is football.
“Before the market started I had already done an interview in which I said I wanted to stay in Turin, then I never spoke again, not even at the Copa America.
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“I think it’s more important to talk on the field, with facts. You never know how the market goes until the last day, but I wanted to stay here, I wanted to continue my career at Juventus.
“I think I can still give so much to this shirt and I’m very happy with what I showed against Inter.”
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