15/09/2021; 1:45 PM By : Steven D. Thompson
Paulo Dybala has finally broken the silence on his contract situation at Juventus. The Argentine midfielder is out of contract with the club in less than a year, and it remains to be seen what decision will be made across all parties.
Since Juventus signed Dybala in 2015, there has been an obvious sense that the player will be the ‘heir’ for the club over the next decade.
The attacker has shown that promise so far, but more will be needed from him now more than ever.
The departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United means Juventus are now left with someone to shoulder the main responsibility and burden of the team.
It has been echoed within the Juventus camp that they would like to build their team around the player, but it now remains to be seen whether Dybala himself wants to be part of those plans long term.
Recent comments now hint that the player and club might be close to an agreement soon enough.
Just recently, Juventus vice-president Pavel Nedved did say that the club would like to make the focus of the club centred around Dybala while adding that he is held in very high regard.
Nedved also hinted at the fact that the club are working around a new contract for the 27-year-old as they hope to tie him down to another long-term deal.
Rumours have since emerged about Juventus’ possible transfer activity as some speculated that their recent interest in Paul Pogba meant they were perhaps planning for Dybala’s potential exit.
However, all of the claims about a possible exit for the Argentine now seems to be in major doubt.
As quoted by Fabrizio Romano, Dybala has now mentioned that he is hopeful after putting pen to paper over a new deal soon. He categorically stated that a meeting between all parties could happen within the next few days. This came after he put in a decent shift in Juventus’ 3-0 win over Malmo to begin their Champions League campaign.
The Argentine hasd the season on a decent note, with two goals and an assist in three appearances so far. It is now looking likely he will sign a new deal that will most certainly come with improved wages as well.
It won’t be the first time Dybala has been subject to exit talks as he came very close to leaving Juventus and joining Manchester United next summer.
Moving forward, one can imagine that it is only a matter of time before Juventus will further show their faith in the attacker by possibly handing him the captain’s armband.