Paulo Dybala was coy when asked about his potential contract renewal at Juventus after the Bianconeri’s 2-0 victory over Genoa on Sunday night.
La Joya was once again influential in the win as he scored Juve’s second with a fine driven finish after Juan Cuadrado had handed the hosts the lead with a freak goal directly from a corner. The Colombian admitted after the game that his strike was an accident.
Dybala has been brilliant for Juventus for much of the season and the Argentine’s been key to their pair of impressive displays, albeit against lowly opponents, over the past week. The silky playmaker has 13 goal contributions in 15 appearances this season, with his strike on Sunday night taking his Serie A goals tally for 2021/22 up to five.
He’s Juventus’ top scorer in the league, the lead protagonist in Massimiliano Allegri’s second project, but he’s yet to pen a contract extension in Turin. Dybala’s current deal at the club expires next summer and the club have negotiated with the player’s entourage for several months over a new contract.
Dybala comments on his contract situation after the Genoa win
There’s a sense of inevitability surrounding Dybala’s contract. He’s been expected to pen a new deal for weeks but several factors have delayed the process.
One of which is the false accounting investigation the club are currently subject to. Speaking to DAZN Italy (via Fabrizio Romano) post-match, Dybala subtly hinted that this deeper issue was why any confirmation of his new contract had been delayed.
“Right now the club has other things to resolve so for now we can wait on this, what’s happening now is more important than my contract,” the Argentine said.
TuttoJuve reporter Mirko Di Natale adds that Dybala’s agent, Jorge Antun, is in Argentina to handle the latest paperwork.
Juventus still very much expect Dybala to commit his long-term future to the club. In November, Romano reported that an extension had been agreed, with the player set to extend his stay in Turin by five years.