Multiple reports claim Juventus have agreed terms with Palermo and Paulo Dybalaa s agent for a five-year contract. Ita ll be a five-year contract worth a 2.2m per season plus performance-related bonuses that would take it to a 2.9m. The sum will rise each year until eventually reaching a 3m plus bonuses. Key to negotiations was Dybala, who was also wanted by the likes of Arsenal and Manchester City, but insisted he wanted to remain in Italy. That would be a blow to the Premier League giants, with Arsenal in particular strongly linked with Dybala as they look to beef up their attack ahead of an expected title challenge.
Dybala is currently tied for seventh in Serie A (with former Juve striker Fabio Quagliarella) with 13 goals this season. He also has 10 assists, playing a role in some shape or form officially in 23 of the 48 goals Palermo have scored in their first season back in Serie A. Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea, as well as Inter Milan and AC Milan, have been linked with the 22-year-old, but La Gazzetta dello Sport said Dybala has already agreed terms to join the recently-crowned Italian champions. A report said the player’s agent met Juve CEO Beppe Marotta and that the “deal was sealed” on Thursday after the parties discussed a number of clauses and incentives linked to an eventual transfer. Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini had slapped a 40 million euro ($45.3 million) price tag on Dybala earlier this season, but it appears he is now ready to accept 32m euros as well as a number of incentives from the Italian champions. If the deal is confirmed, the Sicilian club could welcome several up-and-coming players owned by Juventus who are currently out on loan at smaller league clubs. Palermo would also receive bonuses related to Dybala’s performances in both Serie A and the Champions League, added the report, and could be given a percentage of any future sale of the player by the Turin giants.
— Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) May 14, 2015
English version of the tweet:(Juventus have reached an agreement to acquire Paulo Dybala. Today’s meeting between the club and the player’s agent gave the expected results- Dybala will sign a 5 year deal with annual salary of 2.2 million euro after taxes plus bonuses, the annual wages will go up over the life the contract.)
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri was coy when asked if an agreement was in place which would see Palermo striker Paulo Dybala join the Italian champions. When asked if his club has reached an agreement with Palermo for the talented young striker, Massimiliano Allegri refused to be drawn into the subject.”I wona t talk about players from other teams,” the Juventus coach said.”Hea s not yet a Juventus player.”
Dybala’s arrival in Turin would boost an already potent attacking line featuring Argentinian Carlos Tevez, Spaniards Alvaro Morata and Fernando Llorente, French youngster Kingsley Coman and the rarely-used Italian Alessandro Matri. Juventus, who secured their fourth consecutive league title two weeks ago, are on course for the first Italian treble since Inter Milan won the league, Cup and Champions League under Jose Mourinho in 2010. The Bianconeri face Lazio in the Cup final in Rome on Wednesday and take on Barcelona in the Champions League final in Berlin on June 6.