Two major players at Juventus have contracts expiring this coming June. The club is looking to prioritise these renewals, according to Fabrizio Romano. Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado, the two players with expiring contracts, have been important to Juventus for quite a few years now.
“We’re going to meet with Paulo’s agents in the next days to discuss it,” said club director Federico Cherubini. “We’ll meet all the players out of contract in June.”
Juventus Pair and Contract Renewals
The Players and Their Importance
Dybala’s been pivotal in Juventus attack for a large portion of their recent Serie A dynasty. Although he never quite lived up to hefty expectations, he’s still been amongst Europe’s finest forwards. At 28-years-old, Dybala remains in his prime for at least the next couple of seasons.
This season, Dybala has seven goals and five assists in 20 league appearances. In the Champions League, he has three goals and an assist in four matches. These aren’t the stellar numbers of the past, but he’s still a factor. Juventus strengthened their attack by adding Dusan Vlahovic in January and cannot afford to weaken it now by losing Dybala.
Cuadrado is five years older than Dybala at 33-years-old. For this reason, it’s unlikely he receives a contract extension that will be as long as that offered to Dybala. With that being said, albeit being older, Cuadrado remains a crucial player for Juventus.
In 25 Serie A appearances, the Colombian has four goals and two assists. It’s important to note that Cuadrado typically plays the right-back position, so he contributes a great deal outside of defence. His versatility, however, allows him to play all over the right side of the pitch. He remains quick and skilful with the ability to whip in great crosses. Veteran presences are always welcome, and that’s exactly what Cuadrado can continue to bring to Juventus.