Napoli director Cristiano Giuntoli discusses losing out to Roma for Paulo Dybala

Napoli sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli elaborated on his club’s unsuccessful pursuit of soon-to-be Roma attacker Paulo Dybala.

The Partenopei joined Roma in the race for La Joya after it became clear Inter couldn’t overcome their financial constraints. The attacker ultimately decided to accept Roma’s three-year contract offer, informing Napoli last night of his decision.

“As time went on, we thought he (Dybala) could be a possibility for us,” said Giuntoli during a press conference held this evening at the team’s preseason retreat.

“We didn’t speak to Dybala but we had discussions with his agents. However, we ultimately decided it wasn’t right for us and perhaps he felt the same about us.”

Adding, “Spalletti said he wants to play a 4-3-3 and Dybala was a misrepresentation of what he originally had in mind, so we’re not dwelling on it.”

“There’s still a lot of time left in the transfer market and if there’s a good opportunity out there we’ll jump at it. Obviously we’re aiming to acquire high-level players.”

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