The news that Paulo Dybala will be leaving Juventus at the end of the current season broke on Monday, shocking fans from across the globe.
Argentina international Dybala has been at the Turin-based club since joining in 2015. In his seven seasons there, he has registered 113 goals in a total of 283 appearances.
However, with Juve’s recent run of poor form, the former Serie A champions need to change the team up.
The 28-year-old has been linked with a move away in the past, but it appears that the time for his departure has finally come.
It has been announced that Dybala will be leaving Turin this summer.
Why will Paulo Dybala leave Juventus on a free transfer?
All seemed rosy between player and club at the beginning of the season. In October, Sky Italia journalist Fabrizio Romano tweeted that La Vecchia Signora were in advanced talks to extend Dybala’s contract.
Romano tweeted the following:
“Juventus are set to extend Paulo Dybala’s contract until June 2025. The agreement is at the final stages – not signed yet but more than advanced. Last details to be fixed soon.
“Paulo’s current deal expires in June 2022. He always wanted to stay at Juventus.”
Since then, however, Juventus decided to reduce the length of the deal they had agreed upon. It was reported by 90min that this was due to several muscular problems Dybala has faced this season.
They also opted to reduce the fixed portion of the salary to cut down on spending. As a result, the club’s decision rubbed the Argentinian up the wrong way, and the deal fell through.
Who are the interested parties in signing Paulo Dybala on a free transfer?
There are a whole host of clubs interested in the talents of Paulo Dybala.
Antonio Conte‘s Tottenham Hotspur had their eyes on Dybala a few seasons ago, and they are still a potential destination. The Italian left his role as Juventus manager a year before Dybala arrived at the club, and the prospect of working with the forward could be an appealing one.
According to TYC Sports (as per SempreInter), meanwhile, Dybala will discuss a contract with reigning Serie A champions Inter Milan over the coming days.
Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal are also all interested in the forward. News outlet Fichajes reported in February that five Premier League clubs were keen on signing Dybala. One of those clubs was Chelsea, although uncertainty over their future ownership will likely prevent that particular deal from happening.
Liverpool are currently coming to terms with the fact that Mohamed Salah may be on the move in the near future. He rejected a new contract with the club in December. As a result, Dybala could be a suitable option for the Reds.
Jurgen Klopp has a talent for bringing out the best in his players. A couple of seasons ago, Salah, Mane and Roberto Firmino were among the scariest attacking lineups in world football. Since then, both Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz have made their attack look even more threatening. Dybala could add an entirely new dimension.
Romeo Agresti, the Juventus correspondent for Goal, reported yesterday that the contract won’t be renewed. With months to run until the end of the season, there remains a chance that the two parties could agree a deal.
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