Juventus admit that Dybala could be sold
Juventus managing director Fabio Paratici has appeared to admit for the first time publicly that Paulo Dybala could be sold this summer.
Dybala’s contract in Turin expires in 2022 and talks over a renewal have made no progress over the last year.
The Argentine is understood to be requesting in the region of €10-15 million a season in order to stay, a salary Juventus have no intention of paying.
Indeed, FootballTransfers understands that Juventus are considering selling Dybala this summer in order to raise some much-needed money.
The Bianconeri have been hit hard by the Coronavirus pandemic and are on course to register losses of over €200m for the season.
Juventus need to make sales by the end of June in order to balance the books and Dybala is a prime candidate to help achieve this.
And Paratici has now admitted that Juventus’ financial situation needs to be taken into account when determining Dybala’s future.
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“Dybala’s renewal? We talk with his agent every week,” the chief told Sky.
“But we cannot forget the [economic] situation that the world is in – and I am not talking only about football.
“One year ago, COVID appeared to be lasting just a couple of months.
“There have been steps forwards and backwards and now there’s a sense of negativity we can’t leave.
“We need a sense of responsibility in everything we do.”
Dybala joined Juventus from Palermo in 2015 and immediately became a fan favourite.
He has scored 99 goals for the club, winning five straight Scudetti.
However, he has endured a miserable 2020/21 campaign ravaged by injuries and poor form.
Dybala has made just 12 Serie A appearances, scoring three goals.
These injury issues – coupled with the financial climate of the world – mean that right now there is not a massive market for Dybala.