Lega Serie A on Tuesday, August 4, awarded Argentine professional footballer, Paulo Bruno Exequiel Dybala, better known as Paulo Dybala, Serie A player of the year award for the 2019/2020 season.
The player’s new record deprived his Juventus FC teammate, Cristiano Ronaldo the award for the just concluded season, Naija News understands.
The controversial decision made by Lega Serie A on Tuesday, August 4, comes after both men helped Juventus to a record 9th consecutive Serie A Title last week.
The 26-year-old player recorded 11 goals in 33 Serie A outings for his club while his Portuguese teammate, Ronaldo contributed to 33 goals this season.
Naija News understands that Ronaldo failed to retain the title he won in his first year at the Allianz Stadium, letting out the record to Dybala.
The professional league authorities declared Dybala as the 2019-20 ‘MVP’, with Parma player Dejan Kulusevski grabbing the Young Player of the Year prize, Juventus’ Wojciech Szczesny announced also the best goalkeeper.
Also, Inter’s Stefan De Vrij, Atalanta star Papu Gomez and Lazio talisman Ciro Immobile won the best defender, midfielder and striker awards respectively, Naija News understands.
Meanwhile, English Premier League club, Manchester City has signed winger Ferran Torres from Valencia on a five-year deal.
The Spain U21 international becomes Pep Guardiola’s first summer signing, joining for an initial fee of £20.8m plus bonuses. City moved for Torres following Leroy Sane’s transfer to Bayern Munich last month.