Paulo Dybala Expected to Leave Juventus on Free in the Summer

Paulo Dybala in 2019
Paulo Dybala in 2019. Photo by Marco Iacobucci/IPA/Shutterstock (10235787r)

All things point out that Argentine star forward Paulo Dybala is playing his last season with Juventus. According to multiple reports, Dybala will not renew his contract with the Seria A giants and will leave the club on a free transfer in the summer.

Dybala agreed to an extension with Juve early in 2021-22, but the two sides never made the contract official. After a while, the Italian club approached Dybala with a lower offer, something the 28-year-old player wasn’t willing to accept.

The two sides then went back and forth before Juventus decided to acquire striker Dusan Vlahovic from Fiorentina in January. Vlahovic’s arrival made Dybala surplus to requirements and the club opted not to make an effort to keep him in Turin.

Juve’s CEO Maurizio Arrivabene recently admitted this while chatting with Italian media.

‘With the arrival of Vlahovic, Paulo was no longer at the center of the project, and we made this decision,” Arrivabene explained.

Since arriving at Juventus in 2015, Paulo Dybala played 283 games for the club in all competitions and contributed with 113 goals and 48 assists. He helped Juve win 12 trophies, including five consecutive Seria A titles.

Dybala is expected to have plenty of suitors in free agency. He could remain in Italy, where Inter Milan and AC Milan are monitoring his situations. The list of other interested clubs includes Atletico Madrid and Manchester United.