Allow new stars to flourish
Juventus are confident of Vlahovic spearheading the attack alongside the sensational Chiesa once he returns from his ACL tear later this year. The Italian was hamstrung by his cautious boss somewhat amid an injury-hit season, but there’s hope the electric wide man will return as relentless as ever in 2022/23.
These are two special pieces for the Bianconeri to have in their ranks and while Dybala could’ve co-existed with this exciting tandem, perhaps the time was right for the Argentine to step aside and allow them to forge their own paths in Turin while he enjoys a fresh challenge of his own.
There was once a time when Dybala, as his nickname suggests, was the jewel in the Old Lady’s crown. The Argentine was crucial in the perpetuation of Juve’s dominance over calcio, and his European performances against Barcelona in 2017 and Tottenham in 2018 won’t be forgotten in a hurry. While his status as a bonafide legend is up for debate, there’s no doubting that he established and built upon his Juventus legacy during his seven years with the club.
There were periods were he was drowned out by even bigger stars, and his prestige was certainly dwindling as the injuries piled up amid Chiesa’s rise and Vlahovic’s arrival. Now, it’s down to these two, along with La Joya’s potential replacement, to aid the rebuilding process and return the Bianconeri to the apex of European football once more.