Juventus confirm they are in talks with Paulo Dybala over a NEW DEAL less than six months after trying to sell him on to Tottenham Hotspur
- Paulo Dybala looked set to exit Juventus last summer after falling out of favour
- Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United were linked with the forward
- But Dybala has now become an important player under manager Maurizio Sarri
- The Italian champions are now ready to extend Argentine’s deal beyond 2022
Paulo Dybala’s turnaround in fortunes at Juventus could see him rewarded with a new contract, the Italian champions have confirmed.
Having struggled to impress last term following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, the Argentine looked almost sure to leave during the summer amid negotiations with Tottenham Hotspur.
But after a move to north London fell through, Dybala has since forced his way into Maurizio Sarri’s plans and has become an important player to the Bianconeri this term.
Paulo Dybala has turned around his career at Juventus after nearly being sold in the summer
Dybala, whose contract is up at the Allianz Stadium in 2022, is now set to be rewarded for his form following 11 goals in 29 games.
‘He’s the Juventus No 10,’ sporting director Fabio Paratici told DAZN on Saturday.
‘He is fundamental. We know what value he has and what he represents. In the coming months, we will talk to him.
The Argentine forward initially struggled following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo in Turin
‘We have already had some initial discussions before January and agreed to talk nearer to the end of the season.’
As well as Spurs, Dybala was also linked with Manchester United in the summer and admitted he was close to leaving the Italian champions, stating: ‘I was close to leaving. That was in the club’s thinking, [and] I knew.’
Juve are looking to win the Serie A title for the ninth consecutive season but suffered a setback on Saturday after losing 2-1 at Hellas Verona, with Dybala coming off the bench to feature in the final 30 minutes.
The result sees Sarri side stay top for now, but they are only three points clear of Inter Milan who have a game in hand.
Dybala came off the bench as Juve suffered a rare loss at Hellas Verona on Saturday