Juventus President Hits Back at Paulo Dybala's Contract Comments

Tom Gott
Dec 15, 2020, 10:30 AM GMT
Paulo Dybala's future is up in the air
Paulo Dybala's future is up in the air / Stefano Guidi/Getty Images
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Juventus president Andrea Agnelli has questioned comments made recently by forward Paulo Dybala, who suggested he was yet to receive a contract offer from the club.

The 27-year-old's current deal expires in 2022 and sources have confirmed to 90min that Dybala is considering his future after failing to hold down a regular spot in the first team under new manager Andrea Pirlo.

Dybala has endured a slow start to the season
Dybala has endured a slow start to the season / Stefano Guidi/Getty Images

Dybala fuelled talk of an exit recently by suggesting to Sky Sport Italia that the club are yet to contact his agent about a new deal, but Agnelli has now hit back and has suggested that there is an offer on the table.

"I’ve heard the statements, it’s part of my job,” Agnelli said. “The good news is he's back to scoring goals. Paulo had a difficult time after contracting COVID-19.

"I heard with great pleasure his love for Juventus. The love is reciprocated. We see him as the captain of the present and of the future. He already wears the armband a lot.

Agnelli has questioned Dybala's comments
Agnelli has questioned Dybala's comments / Stefano Guidi/Getty Images

"I know he has already received a proposal that would put him among the top 20 best paid players in Europe. We’re looking forward to his response.”

Agnelli then went on to urge Dybala to do his talking on the pitch, insisting that the 27-year-old is not yet at the level which both the club and Dybala himself hope to see him reach.

"We are also expecting an answer on the pitch," the president added. "His ambition is to become one of the top five players in the world, and we want to support him. He is not there today and he knows this."

Dybala scored his first goal of the season against Genoa
Dybala scored his first goal of the season against Genoa / Paolo Rattini/Getty Images

After struggling for minutes earlier in the season, Dybala has started Juventus' last three Serie A games and scored his first goal of campaign in Sunday's 3-1 win over Genoa.

However, his future remains up in the air, and 90min understands his representatives have reached out to the Premier League's big six - Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City - to gauge their interest in Dybala.

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