Paulo Dybala has rebuffed rumours linking him with Barcelona and Real Madrid, insisting that he’s happy at Juventus and will soon sign a renewal.
Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has insisted he’s happy at Juventus, claiming that he has not given thoughts to rumours linking him with Barcelona and Real Madrid and that he plans to pen a contract extension with the Italian champions.
Dybala was in fine form on Wednesday night and scored a goal as he helped Juventus reach the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia, beating Atalanta 3-2. Speaking in the aftermath of the Last 16 victory, Dybala was adamant that he will not be moving to Barcelona or Real Madrid, and that a renewal was on the cards.
As reported by ESPN, Dybala told reporters, “Barcelona or Real Madrid? There’s no offers, for me there are no problems for the renewal. I’m fine at Juventus, my agent will be in Turin in the coming days for the renewal. Arrigo Sacchi told Florentino Perez to sign me? I’m thinking only about Juventus.”
Dybala has been a revelation in Italian football, enjoying three fruitful years with Palermo, for whom he scored 21 goals in 90 games in all competitions before earning a move to Italian giants Juventus in the summer of 2015.
Dybala has only grown in stature since the move to Turin, becoming an influential member in Massimiliano Allegri’s side. Last season, he scored 23 goals in all competitions for the Serie A champions, helping his side in winning a league and cup double.
The goal on Wednesday took Dybala’s tally to 6 goals in all competitions this season, with the Argentine netting one every 183 minutes – he also has 4 assists to his name. And even though Dybala is only in his second season at Juventus, the Bianconeri want to tie him to a new deal in order to ward off interest from other clubs.
Indeed, the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona have been heavily linked with a move for the Juventus star man.
Los Blancos had been intending to make Dybala their first star signing after their impending transfer ban ended, while the Blaugrana were looking at the diminutive forward as the ultimate successor to their superstar Lionel Messi.
However, after Juventus chief executive Giuseppe Marotta’s insistence earlier this week that the Argentine wasn’t going anywhere, Dybala himself has echoed the club chief’s views, and it looks like a renewal may be in the offing soon.