Maradona: Dybala is among Argentina’s elite


Argentina legend Diego Maradona has directed great praise at Juventus striker Paulo Dybala, describing his compatriot as a phenomenon.

Dybala has been a star player for the Bianconeri since signing from Palermo in 2015, and Maradona believes he can count himself among the top Argentine players.

"I've been following him since he was at Instituto," the World Cup winner told TyC Sports. "He just needs to play as many games as possible, but he'll make it because he's a phenomenon.

"Sometimes he tries to do things which are too quick for Italian football, he's yet to get used to a certain way of playing but give him time and he'll keep improving.

"He’s on the level of players like [Lionel] Messi, [Gonzalo] Higuain and [Sergio] Aguero. Messi is by far the best, but the other three are great players, each with his own characteristics.

"Messi and Dybala, for example, have feet Higuain doesn't have. Therefore I'll say that Higuain will keep scoring, but Dybala will keep growing."

The 23-year-old has scored 14 goals in 32 appearances across all competitions for Juve this season.