Juventus management have already made it public that they won’t be extending Paulo Dybala’s contract beyond this summer. Dybala is set to leave Juve after seven years. In these 7 years, Dybala has scored 113 goals for the club and enjoyed regular domestic success, becoming 5 times Serie A winner.
It is the first time, the relationship between Dybala and the club has broken. What really happened? Let’s go back to October when Dybala’s agent met the Juventus hierachy and both the parties verbally agreed to a five year deal with a net salary of €8M and €2M potential add ons a year but the contract couldn’t be signed as Dybala’s agent Jorge Antun wasn’t registered.
This gave Juve the opportunity to rethink about the deal they had verbally agreed and maybe the signing of Vlahovic changed the equation. Maurizio Arrivabene was clear in his words when he said Dybala was no longer the centre of the project or the poster boy with the arrival of Dusan Vlahovic. The club decided to postpone any talks with Dybala’s agent till March. There was a meeting planned between the club and Dybala’s agents early March but before the Sampdoria game. The club called off the meeting to focus on upcoming games.
Going into the International break, Juventus management decided to sit down with Dybala’s agent and make a decision on Paulo’s future. The club were quite clear in their approach. They didn’t made a official proposal and instead verbally told Dybala’s agent that they had no will the extend his contract.
Dybala and Juventus will officially end their journey on June 30th, 2022. We wish Paulo the best in the future.