Paulo Dybala seemed to be Juventus’ ultimate hope for salvation after the Piedmontese club had succumbed to a deserving 1-0 defeat against Benevento almost a fortnight ago. Nobody might have seen this coming then.
But when it concerns the health of a group of players, supporting staff, and their families, he should not have spent that Wednesday night partying (or attending dinners), especially by breaching the COVID-19 protocols imposed on the whole squad. He certainly crossed the boundaries there.
Following the positive reports of Leonardo Bonucci and Merih Demiral, it came as a shock that an experienced campaigner such as Paulo Dybala would be so irresponsible to infringe the laws with two other teammates — Weston McKennie and Arthur Melo.
Now, each of them is fined and “temporarily suspended”, hence missing out on the chance of playing the Derby della Mole this Saturday, where Juventus yet again dropped two valuable points, thanks to the 2-2 scoreline.
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The general consideration is that these misconducts could bestow serious consequences on the future of the aforementioned culprits.
For La Joya, things are looking much worse.
Juventus could even let Paulo Dybala go for free
According to a report from Calciomerco.com, things could end on bitter terms between Paulo Dybala and the Old Lady.
The story claims that the whole club, including the Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo, remained baffled by the erroneous act conducted by Paulo Dybala. As a consequence, they are now pondering upon whether or not to offer La Joya a contract extension.
By violating the rules, Dybala has indicated that despite being a representative of the Bianconeri for almost six years, he doesn’t know how to respect the ethos and values of a traditional club like Juventus.
It has also been mentioned that Juventus might feel adamant to include Dybala in a swap deal this summer or let him go for free (which would be a very unlikely situation, of course) after the expiration of his current contract with the reigning Serie A champions in June 2022.
Having scored three goals and recorded two assists in 16 matches across all competitions under the management of Il Maestro this season, Dybala has been sidelined, nursing an ill-fated knee injury since making a league appearance in Juve’s 3-1 victory over Sassuolo last January.
He was understood to be making the squad for the Turin Derby, but the misdeeds he committed on Wednesday night saw him soon removed from the scenario.
Nonetheless, he is back again in training ahead of a crucial game against Napoli this Wednesday. As far as his future at Juventus is concerned, only time will let us know what the fortune holds for Juve’s beloved La Joya.