Paulo Dybala
Dyabal is among the hottest strikers in Europe. Getty Images

Manchester United have received a massive encouragement in signing Paulo Dybala after his agent Mino Raiola admitted that the striker deserves a bigger club.

The striker is currently plying his trade with Palermo and has been in impressive form for the Italian side this season, scoring 10 goals and managing six assists from 20 league appearances.

Dybala's display for the Serie A outfit has attracted interest from United, who were keen on signing him in January. Palermo confirmed the 20-time English champions' interest in signing the Argentine striker.

The 21-year-old's representative has hinted that Dybala could leave his current employers and make a switch to a top European club.

"Before, in football, there were eleven roles and now two: those who score goals and those who do not score goals," Le10Sport quoted Raiola as saying.

"Those who score goals are worth the money, and the others have a normal price. Dybala scores goals in Italy, in a small team and therefore deserves a move to a bigger club."

The South American's contract with his current employers runs out after the end of the next season. Palermo remain confident the striker will sign an extension to ward off interest from United.

The Italian club's president, Maurizio Zamparini, has admitted that Palermo will part ways with Dybala only in June, if interested clubs could meet their €40m [£31m] asking price.

"Dybala is worth over €40m [£31m] but I won't sell him until June," Zamparini told Radio Due.

Zamparini also admitted that it will be hard for his side to keep hold of Dybala if he continues to shine for Palermo.

"If he continues to play that well in the next six months, then a big club from abroad will sign him."

"Where will he go? Abroad. In order I would say England, France, Germany and Spain, because the two big clubs in Spain [Real Madrid and Barcelona] already have a lot of forwards."