​Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has likened his teammate Paulo Dybala to Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, insisting that the former Palermo forward has the potential to reach his compatriot's heights.


Dybala has settled into the Juventus fabric seamlessly since his €32m summer move, scoring ten goals and notching up four assists in 24 appearances in all competitions.

"He can get there," Pogba told La Stampa when asked whether Dybala had the ability to match Messi.


"Do you know what I call him? Square R2, the button that you have to push on a PlayStation to do a shot on the turn -- he always gets goals like that.


"Has he surprised me? No, because I always said he was a phenomenon. To do what he has done, playing for Juve, is something phenomenal."

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Whether or not Dybala can even come close to his compatriot remains to be seen but his rise to the top has been nothing short of meteoric as it was just last season that Dybala was still at Palermo.


Now a mainstay in the Juventus starting lineup, the 22 year old has made his debut for the Argentina national team, winning three caps since October although he is yet to score his first goal.