Juventus striker Paulo Dybala is ​worth €150m, according to Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini.

The 23-year-old is widely regarded as one of the finest talents in Europe and has scored five goals and added three assists in 17 Serie A appearances this season. 

Dybala has played alongside Barcelona star Lionel Messi during international duty with Argentina, and Zamparini believes the Juventus man will follow in the footsteps of his compatriot.

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"Whoever criticises Messi is crazy. We are talking about the new Messi. He will become a player like Messi and he is already at that level," Zamparini told Tuttosport, as quoted by ​Goal.

"Ok, he does not score as much as last season, but he is always man of the match for Juventus whenever I see him play. He is the type of attacker who plays for the team and puts others in the position to score.

"I would say he is worth €140 or €150 million. Like I said, he is the new Messi. I have been saying that he is destined to become a star ever since he arrived at Palermo.

"I hope he will stay at Juventus. I think they can hold on to him. But of course there will be approaches. World-class players are always coveted by everyone. But I hope he will stay at Juventus for a long time."

Dybala cost Juventus €32m back in 2015 when he signed from Palermo, and will take on, his former club when Juventus host the Eagles on Friday.