Despite being the centerpiece of numerous transfer rumors in the past, it appears that Argentinian star forward Paulo Dybala is set to remain at Juventus. According to Goal.com, Dybala and Juve are currently discussing a contract extension and are very close to reaching a deal.
The new contract would reportedly keep Dybala in Turin through 2025 while bumping his salary to $14 million a year. The two sides have several minor issues to iron out but remain optimistic that the deal will be reached soon.
This news comes just days after Dybala told CNN that he is happy with Juve and would like to remain with the club for years to come.
“I am happy to be here, people love me very much and I love people very much. I have a great appreciation for the club and the people who are here, I have a good relationship with my president and we will certainly talk at some point,” said Dybala.
Paulo Dybala found himself on the brink of leaving Juventus last summer after a disappointing campaign in 2018/19 in which he scored just five goals. He was linked with several high-profile clubs, including PSG, Barcelona, and Manchester United, with Juve reportedly openly entertaining offers for him.
However, Dybala rejected the opportunity to leave Italy and it turned out to be a good decision for both sides. The 26-year-old managed to bounce back in 2019/20 and emerge as one of the club’s most important players. He scored 13 goals and added 12 assists in all competitions so far in the season.