Juventus have confirmed today that star player Paulo Dybala has signed a new four-year contract with the club to keep him until 2022.
Juventus have officially announced today that twenty-three year old Paulo Dybala has signed a new contract extension which sees him stay at the club until 2022. Dybala joined Juventus from Palermo in 2015 for 32 Million and the new contract will now see him earn reportedly a £113,000 a week.
Still young, Dybala has been fantastic for Juventus in a supporting role behind the striker; typically Higuain where he is used as the transition between the attack and the midfield which has seen him score a total of 39 goals and 17 assists in 82 appearances.
Dybala has been vital for Juventus this season in Serie A in their pursuit of a sixth straight Serie A title and a third season in a row where they can win the Italian Double where he has already scored sixteen goals this season.
The timing of the contract renewal is fantastic with Juventus defeating Barcelona 3-0 on Tuesday night in the first leg of the Quarter-finals of the Champions League with Dybala scoring the first two goals in the game, both of which were great goals that certainly would have put him in the spotlight.
Dybala is certainly one of the best young players in the world and at the age of 23, he’ll be coming more into his own with the player being a great passer, dribbler and finisher of the ball in the number ten position playing as a Trequartista role, common in Italy for being the designated playmaker and deeper forward, notably the role that the legendary Roberto Baggio used to play.
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Juventus have lost a lot of key players in the two years that they last reached the Champions League with them losing Andrea Pirlo, Paul Pogba, Arturo Vidal among others but keeping a hold of Dybala for now is tremendous news for the Old Lady.
Keeping hold of a player who should become one of the best players in the world within the next couple of years is a fantastic bonus for the club in their bid to transform their dominance in Italy to Europe and they will need players like Paulo Dybala to do that.
There have been reports about Barcelona have been monitoring the player, even before the Champions League clash on Tuesday night with the Argentine player drawing comparisons to Barcelona’s Lionel Messi with the two having a similar play style along with Manchester United also targeting him along with Chelsea and Real Madrid.
These clubs won’t be deterred for long by this contract extension and likely be in for the player next summer again but it will require a monster fee in order to convince Juventus to sell, just like it took a world record fee for Manchester United to get Paul Pogba back in the summer and it’ll take an even larger transfer fee for Juventus to want to sell Paulo Dybala.
They are a club that does not need money as they own their stadium and if they can continue to be as dominant in Italy along with progressing well in Europe, it may very well take some convincing for even Dybala to want to leave the club.