Paulo Dybala: Juventus sign striker from Palermo for £23m

Paulo Dybala
Paulo Dybala has scored 13 goals for Palermo this season

Serie A champions Juventus have signed Argentine striker Paulo Dybala from Palermo for 32m euros (£23.4m)

The 21-year-old will join the Italian double winners on a five-year contract.

Dybala has scored 13 goals this season and following his final home game - a defeat by Fiorentina - was thrown into the air by team-mates.

"Juventus are the side who wanted me the most," Dybala told Italian TV. "They made a real effort to sign me and this is why I made my decision,"

Dybala joined Palermo in August 2012 from Argentine club Instituto for a reported fee of 12m euros.

Juventus say the deal could rise to 40m euros with add-ons.

Speaking before the deal was announced, Dybala added: "It will be impossible for me to forget everything I've experienced in three years at Palermo.

"I was happy from the very first day. I know that to play for Juve, I have to do much more and I'm sure I can improve a great deal."

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