Dybala, Barcelona fans' favourite to replace PSG-bound Neymar
Barcelona fans have spoken and they want Paulo Dybala as PSG-bound Neymar's replacement. In a poll conducted by AS.com, Dybala was the clear winner as the man wanted to replace the departing Brazilian star in Ernesto Valverde's side. Out of 40,000 votes, 13,000 voted for the Argentine, which is 37%.
The fans are all to aware of Dybala's quality after his splendid display in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final that would eventually see Barca exit the competition.
In second place was Antoine Griezmann, who landed 27% of the votes with 10,000 cules opting for the French attacker. According to SER, however, Barcelona have contacted Atletico and explained that he is not their priority. With his current €200 million release clause, it is highly doubtful that anyone will come in for Griezmann but that figure drops to €100 million next year. That figure seems astronomical but given the market trend, that might be a bargain in 12 months time.
Surprisingly, Kylian Mbappé is number three on the list but he has recently told AS Monaco that he wants to leave the club this summer, which might move him up a place or two when it comes time for Barcelona to select Neymar's successor. In fourth place is Phillippe Coutinho of Liverpool but it seems like a deal would be very complicated. Jurgen Klopp insists the player is not for sale and says the Brazilian loves Liverpool.
Barcelona themselves have tossed around the idea of signing Ousmane Dembelé, the young attacker from Borussia Dortmund. Robert Fernandez is reportedly a big fan of the French player's talents and recent reports suggest that he is the player Barca will try to sign. He is, perhaps, not as good as Neymar but he plays the same way and will not be too much of a step down from the Brazilian. He says he is comfortable in Barcelona and does not particularly want to leave so Barcelona might have to use a large chunk of thet €222 million to convince Dortmund to do a deal.