With his contract set to expire in the summer, a Paulo Dybala contract renewal is a high priority for Juventus. Federico Cherubini, however, is optimistic that Dybala will sign an extension, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Cherubini adds that there’s a new tendency for players to leave on a free transfer, such as Gianluigi Donnarumma and Hakan Calhanoglu both leaving AC Milan for free this summer. With that being said, Cherubini says that all parties want to reach an agreement for the key player.
Juventus Confident Over New Paulo Dybala Contract
Dybala’s Importance to the Squad
Once seen as one of the top emerging stars in football, Dybala’s rise cooled down for a couple of seasons. This, of course, was due to the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese star immediately becomes the focal point of any attack he’s on, so Dybala somewhat lost his stake as the top attacking option. Ronaldo is gone now. Dybala’s time to shine is back.
He already has a goal and an assist to his name this season. That puts him on a far better track than his four goals and three assists in Serie A last season, but it’s important not to forget the numbers Dybala put up in the past. In 2015/16, he scored 19 goals and provided seven assists in Serie A. In 2017/18, he scored 22 times and provided five assists. Finally, in the COVID-19 riddled 2019/20 season, Dybala scored 11 times and provided 11 assists with Ronaldo in the squad.
Dybala is 27-years-old. He’s in the midst of his prime years. Now, the Argentinean is back to being Juventus’ main attacking star. His teammates upfront include Federico Chiesa, Moise Kean, Alvaro Morata, and Federico Bernardeschi.
Although it’s not the most potent attack, Chiesa and Kean are two special young talents. Dybala is the defacto leader of the group, and he can pick up where he left Iff with stellar goals and assists in both Serie A and the Champions League.