A new Paulo Dybala contract is close with Juventus soon to open negotiations with the representatives of the forward, according to Goal’s Juventus correspondent Romeo Agresti.
The player’s agent, Jorge Antun, is expected to arrive in Turin early next week in order to discuss terms with the club. Dybala himself is thought to be happy at Juventus, meaning talks are expected to progress relatively swiftly.
Juventus to Renew Paulo Dybala Contract With Agent Conservation Taking Place
Dybala Has Enjoyed Six Years in Turin
Argentine international Dybala joined Juventus from Palermo in July 2015 and has enjoyed six trophy-laden seasons with The Old Lady. The 27-year-old is a five-time Serie A champion with the club and has won a further seven domestic trophies in his time in Turin so far.
News that a new contract for Dybala – the club’s player of the year in 2019/20 – will delight Juventus fans, not least because the player’s existing deal is set to run out in 12 months.
The 2020/21 season was a disappointing one for both Dybala and his Juventus side for varied reasons. The player himself was limited to only 20 league appearances as a result of a ligament injury issue, while manager Andrea Pirlo was unable to guide the team to a tenth successive Serie A title.
Pirlo has since been sacked as the club’s manager and replaced by Massimiliano Allegri, who was in charge when the club signed Dybala, with the pair having previously worked together until June 2019.
Dybala Not Part of Argentina’s Copa America-Winning Squad
Despite having won 29 caps for his country, Paulo Dybala was not involved in the Argentina squad that won the Copa America tournament this summer.
Having missed a large chunk of the season with injury, the 27-year-old only returned to fitness in time for Juventus’ last ten Serie A games, featuring in nine of them.
Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni put Dybala’s absence from the squad down to concerns over the player’s fitness but did say he hopes to include a fully-fit Dybala in his future national team squads.