Paulo Dybala is set to finalize his new contract with Juventus which will bind him to the club until 2025.
Argentina striker Jorge Antun’s agent has been in Turin to negotiate a new deal for a few weeks, and it has become very clear after Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure that Dybala is the player manager Massimiliano Allegri wants to build his squad around.
After an initial stalemate in negotiations, Dybala’s representatives appear to have worked out the finer details with Juventus, and Gazzetta notes that a deal worth up to € 10million per season is on the verge of closing. be concluded. The contract is for four years, will last until the summer of 2025, and is so close to completion that Antun has now returned to South America.
La Joya, a commonly known Dybala nickname, is currently free to leave Juventus at the end of the season, with his current contract until next summer. He could even negotiate the terms of a free transfer in January, if he so chooses.
But despite crazy summer rumors that Juventus were looking to strike a swap deal with Barcelona for Antoine Griezmann, it was always likely that Dybala would stay in Turin, especially when Allegri returned by dugout earlier this month. summer.
The 27-year-old was a key part of Allegri’s title-winning teams between 2015 and 2019, and was widely seen as the one player around whom the Bianconeri would still seek to build their squad.
But that position changed in 2018 when Juventus chose to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, due to the club’s strong desire to win the Champions League.
Dybala’s role was marginalized in Ronaldo’s debut season, and he only scored five goals in 30 Serie A appearances for Juventus – comfortably his worst comeback at the club.
Allegri then took a sabbatical from football, leaving Dybala to be linked with trips to Tottenham and Manchester United in the summer of 2019. He has however stayed put and has gradually returned to his form under the management of Maurizio Sarri and Andrea Pirlo.
Back under Allegri’s management and with Ronaldo sold a year before his contract expires, Dybala is back in the spotlight. He has a lot of work to do to bring Juventus back to the top of Serie A, but this new contract is a sign of the club’s long-term commitment to him and vice versa.