The 28-year-old Argentinian forward will not be signing a contract renewal with the club, meaning that his seven-year association with the Bianconeri will be drawing to a close in June. He reportedly reached a verbal agreement with the Turin side last October before things went quiet.
As collected by TuttoMercatoWeb, Arrivabene discussed Dybala’s departure in an interview earlier this evening.
“The most important change is that Juventus have not renewed Paulo Dybala’s contract. With the market I reiterated this, the approach was sincere.
“With the purchases made in January, with the arrival of Vlahovic, Paulo’s position was no longer at the centre of the project. That’s why this kind of decision was preferred.
“The parameters were different, I had already spoken about it, no one has ever questioned Paulo’s ability. There were considerations to be made about appearances, length and financial considerations.
“We made our choices in January, we got here. It would have been easy for Juventus to make a low bid, but it would have been disrespectful towards Paulo. The decision is made. Today’s meeting was friendly, clear and respectful.”
The 28-year-old Dybala now has a few months to plan his future ahead of his departure in June. He has been heavily linked with a move to Inter, but a transfer to Spain or England cannot be ruled out either, with clubs like Barcelona and Tottenham also reportedly keen on his signature.
Dybala has scored 13 goals and provided six assists in 29 appearances across all competitions so far this season.
Arrivabene: "La Juve non ha rinnovato con Dybala: non era più al centro del nostro progetto" https://t.co/FlOato57W4
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