The Argentine believes the young striker has plenty in common with the Barcelona ace and says he has the potential to become one of the best in the world
Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain has compared team-mate Paulo Dybala to Barcelona star and five-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi.
Dybala has quickly become one of the premium forwards in the game following his arrival from Palermo in 2015, helping Juve to Serie A, Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana success in his maiden season.
The 23-year-old Argentina international has continued to shine in 2016-17, scoring three goals and amassing two assists to help Juve top the Serie A table by four points.
And his performances have been praised by countryman Higuain, who believes Dybala could follow in the footsteps of Argentina captain Messi.
“Dybala and Messi are a lot like each other. Messi is the best and he shows it every day,” Higuain told Premium Sport.
“Paulo is still young, he’s 23 years old and depends on what’s coming in the future, he has all the characteristics to become one of the best players.