Official: Juventus say goodbye to Dybala, Morata and Bernardeschi

epa09554677 Juventus's Paulo Dybala (L) and teammate Alvaro Morata show their dejection after Verona scored the 1-0 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match Hellas Verona vs Juventus FC at ths Marcantonio Bentegodi stadium in Verona, Italy, 30 October 2021. EPA-EFE/FILIPPO VENEZIA

Juventus have confirmed the departures of Paulo Dybala, Federico Bernardeschi and Alvaro Morata through their official website.

Today is the final day of their contracts at the Allianz Stadium, although they will leave the club for different reasons.

Dybala and Bernardeschi’s deals in Turin expire today, while Morata leaves at the end of a two-year loan spell. He returns to Atletico Madrid, where his contract expires next summer. Juventus had an option to make his move permanent for €35m but decided against activating it. They paid €20m for his two-year loan.

The Serie A giants negotiated a lower fee with Atletico Madrid for several months without reaching an agreement with the La Liga giants.

On the other hand, Dybala is available as a free agent but has yet to find a new club. Inter have been in talks with his representative, but negotiations have been put on hold following Romelu Lukaku’s return.

The Nerazzurri need to sell two of their strikers to afford La Joya, who is also on Milan‘s radars. Bernardeschi leaves the Allianz Stadium five years after a €40m move from Fiorentina. He has been in talks with Napoli but hasn’t reached an agreement with the Partenopei at the moment.

Juventus’ Dybala statement

He arrived in Turin as a young, talented promise, and now he bids Juve farewell, taking with him a wealth of experience that have made him the champion he is now.

Seven years in black and white for Paulo, made up of 293 appearances, 115 goals, 45 assists and 12 trophies won. Now his career will continue outside of Turin.

Those numbers, if examined in detail, tell much of the shared story together. For example, Paulo is ninth placed in the all-time scoring charts in Juventus history in all competitions; he is the tenth top scorer in Serie A, third all-time for Juventus in Europe with 18 goals scored in the Champions League. And still speaking of goals, Dybala is the player who has scored most often at the Allianz Stadium (68 goals) in all competitions and is the Bianconero who has scored most goals from outside the box (25 goals) in Serie A.

The seven years together were not only made up of goals and victories, there were flashes of skill, unforgettable nights, and performances of absolute quality.

And for all this we will always thank him.

Good luck, or should that be, suerte, Joya!

Juventus’ Morata statement

Alvaro Morata’s adventure at Juventus has come to an end. The Spanish forward, on loan from Atletico Madrid over the last two seasons, leaves the Bianconeri for the second time and returns to the ranks of the Colchoneros.

The bond between Alvaro and Juve was first born in 2014 and led to two league titles, two Italian Cups and an Italian Super Cup, as well as the journey to the final of the Champions League in Berlin in 2015. Such a solid relationship could not break when their roads first parted on June 21, 2016.

So, four years later, Alvaro’s second adventure with Juventus began when instead of a boy with his future to write, it was a man with plenty of experience on his shoulders that returned to Turin, ready to embrace a past that had never really been forgotten and to live other unforgettable moments.

The first season of his second spell at Juve ended with twenty goals in all competitions to his name and two other winners’ medals, the Italian Cup and the Italian Super Cup, to add to his hoard. Alvaro has given his all in every single match, in every training session, with the will to help the team at any time, also this year, when he scored another twelve goals, for a total of fifty-nine in the shirt of Juventus. His last goal was one to remember, a fine finish at the Allianz Stadium against Lazio on May 16 in his last appearance with the black and white shirt.

Good luck in your future, Alvaro. And thanks for everything!

Juventus’ Bernardeschi statement

The paths of Juventus and Federico Bernardeschi separate after five seasons, winning three Serie A titles, two Italian Cups and two Italian Super Cups together.

A Euro2021 winner last summer with Italy, Federico never lacked commitment when wearing the black and white stripes, and his statistics bear this out. In the years spent in Turin he has always marked up at least 30 appearances in each single season in all competitions – a simple fact that demonstrates how much his tactical flexibility was an important added value.

In more detail, he made 183 appearances overall, struck 12 goals and supplied 20 assists, for a total of 8735 minutes played in his five years at Juve. Since he arrived in season 2017/18, Federico played 134 Serie A matches, behind only Juan Cuadrado (135), Alex Sandro (140) and Paulo Dybala (145) among the Juventus players in the period under consideration.

Today a long chapter written together closes and, as always happens in these cases, we thank you, Federico, and wish you good luck for the future.

8 Comments on “Official: Juventus say goodbye to Dybala, Morata and Bernardeschi”

  1. A lot of offensive power gone in 1 swoop. Vlahovic may be talented but I doubt he can compensate for both Dybala & Moratas goals.
    Hopefully Chiesa is up and running soon.
    But there’s still no much offensive power left. What if Vlahovic gets a long term injury…..

  2. Good that we got PD and FB off the books. Very irritated with both of them. One underperforming through all these years, while the other one turned into a CR7 2.0. Bad examples for the rest. Too bad Morata is leaving, but the pricetag is just too high for someone that is 30 and has 1 year left on his contract. Hirarchy and respect needs to be restored, La Joya can blame only himself for being in the situation he is today

  3. @Ros
    You do know it was the management that treated Dybala illoyal?

    1st the tell him they will make a deal, which both parties have agreed on.
    Then Juve signs Vlahovic & tells Dybala they will not even mske him an offer -both Agnelli & Arrivabene has confirned they didn’t give ham an offer in the (going back on their word – oral agrrenent).

    How is that Dybalas fault?

  4. Both parties needed to be realistic to get the deal done. Its a combo of Dybalas people telling him he needs to hold out for such and such sum because its his last chance at a big contract before he is north of 30. That against Juve making and then pulling an offer for such and such sum then telling Paulo to take what they give him. After all this time at the club I think Dybala was soured over this process.

  5. @Sal
    Ah but “then telling Paulo what they give him”…
    In the end, they told him, they would not give him any contract offer at all.
    The point being, you can’t sign a contract if none is offered.

  6. Of the three, I’ll miss Morata the most. He handled himself well and tried to make impacts in games. Pity they couldn’t reach an agreement to permanently keep him.

  7. Finally, some deadwood has gone to make way for new growth. Don’t worry, it’s not hard to replace 9 or 10 goals a season. Sure it won’t just come from Vlahovic but these so called strikers have been an albatross for years. Bernardeschi’s negligent net contribution is easily replaced. No big losses here.

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