Paulo Dybala’s contract situation with Juventus has developed into a saga in its own right, but there’s always been a sense of inevitability over the outcome.
Following several meetings with Dybala’s agent, Jorge Antun, Juventus have made giant strides in tying down La Joya for the long haul. An agreement and the official announcement is expected after the November international break.
Despite a torrid domestic start for the Bianconeri, the Argentine has been Massimiliano Allegri’s shining light. Following an injury-ridden 2020/21 campaign, Dybala has ten goal contributions (six goals and four assists) in ten combined Serie A and Champions League appearances this season.
The innovative forward was particularly impressive in Juventus’ 4-2 victory over Zenit on Tuesday night, as the Old Lady secured their place in the Champions League knockout phase with two group games still left to play.
Dybala’s contract extension will be announced later this month
It’s understood there had been some delay over Dybala’s contract extension because the player wanted to see “the basics of the new technical project” under Massimiliano Allegri before signing.
Despite Juve’s woeful Serie A start, it seems that Dybala has been convinced by the direction they’re heading under the returning pragmatist. Following the exit of Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer, the Argentine is widely regarded as the leading protagonist in Allegri’s second project at the club.
Reported disagreements over his salary were wide of the mark, although there were one or two “final details” that had to be resolved, including the length of his extension.
According to Goal Italia’s Romeo Agresti, Dybala will sign a new contract with Juventus that’ll keep him at the club until June 2026. Agent Antun will return to Turin after the November international break to wrap the deal up.
Dybala has been called up to the Argentina squad for fixtures against Uruguay and Brazil, so you can expect an official announcement regarding his contract extension once he returns.
Juan Cuadrado is another who’s expected to extend his current Juve deal, while Federico Bernardeschi was coy on his contract situation when he spoke after the Zenit victory on Tuesday night. The Italian’s current deal expires in the summer.