Juventus sporting director Federico Cherubini has confirmed that the club will once again sit down with Paulo Dybala’s entourage “in the next days” to re-commence contract negotiations.
Dybala’s deal with the Old Lady expires in the summer and he’s yet to pen an extension with the club. An agreement was reportedly reached towards last October before Juve pulled the plug on the deal at the last minute, seemingly spooked by the Argentine’s injury woes.
After battling a serious knee injury that derailed his 2020/21 campaign, La Joya has picked up several knocks this season that have seen him miss plenty of game time. He’s been sidelined for the last three outings with a thigh injury.
Despite his frequent issues, Dybala has been Juve’s most productive performer this season and the vast majority of fans are desperate to see the olive-skinned innovator prolong his stay in Turin.
Juventus director confirms that contract negotiations with Paulo Dybala will recommence soon
There’s been little to report on Dybala’s contract situation in 2022 with it becoming clear that talks we’re poised to recommence in March. Cherubini recently confirmed that this is still the case.
“We’re gonna meet with Paulo agents in the next days to discuss it,” he said (via Fabrizio Romano).
While talks are set to continue, there are serious doubts over Dybala’s Juventus future. The possibility of him departing on a free transfer in the summer is very real, with reports suggesting that Juve will offer the player a less lucrative offer compared to the one that was all but agreed upon last year.
Nicolo Schira reported towards the end of February that the Bianconeri will now offer La Joya a salary of €7m as opposed to their initial €8.5m (as well as €1.5m in bonuses) proposal.
Should Dybala reject Juve’s fresh offer, Europe’s elite will be put on red alert. Several Premier League clubs, as well as Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan, reportedly hold an interest in picking up the Argentine as a free agent this summer.
In addition to Dybala. Juventus have four others with expiring contracts: Mattia Perin, Juan Cuadrado, Mattia De Sciglio and Federico Bernardeschi. It’s believed that the club will discuss a new deal with each of these players.