West Ham United legend Paolo Di Canio has warned Liverpool and Tottenham against signing Juventus star Paulo Dybala because he is a ‘whiner’.
It was reported earlier this week that Dybala would ‘leave’ Juventus when his contract expires in June.
The striker has previously been linked with a move to the Premier League. Liverpool and Spurs are said to be interested in him.
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The 28-year-old has been a key player for Juventus over the past seven seasons. He has played just under 300 times for them in all competitions.
So far this season, Dybala has registered 13 goals and six assists in 29 appearances.
Di Canio has warned clubs interested in Dybala that he acts like a ‘big baby’ when things go wrong:
“It’s true that he could become a technical leader, but I can’t have an emotionally fragile one,” Di Canio said. Corriere dello Sport.
“If things are going well, he shows up in games, but if things are going badly, I almost define him as a big crying baby.”
Speaking last month, Di Canio has claimed Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is ‘not the same player’ he was before his injury:
“If it had been October or November, when the English team tends to give their best, I would have bet less on Inter,” said Di Canio.
“Inter are still on an international level this season, as they only lost to Real Madrid due to a lack of clinical finishing, not certainly ideas or style.
“At this stage of the season, Liverpool have a few small cracks in the armor that can be exploited. The Liverpool of two years ago had an impenetrable defense because Virgil van Dijk had improved everyone around him. Since his return from injury, he is no longer the same player and therefore the whole team concedes more.
“Liverpool continue to concede the same dangerous opportunities these days, vertical balls behind defenders, who then start their runs late. This lack of focus is where Inter can hurt them.
“If you also look at Van Dijk’s body language, he used to wave his arms to tighten up the full-backs, but now he just waves his arms around, complaining and looking frustrated with his teammates.”