Paulo Dybala and his Italian Serie A club, Juventus are having a face-off that might not end the 27-year-old Argentine striker too well. Latest reports claimed that the Italian Serie A club has withdrawn a contract extension the club was proposing to offer the Argentine footballer.
Paulo Dybala has been a player of Juventus since he left Palermo on July 1, 2015, for a transfer fee worth, €40 million. Since then, he has played 244 games in which he scored 98 goals and provided 40 assists.
His effort has helped Juventus to win 5 successive Italian Serie A titles between 2015 and 2020. However, the Argentine international has been having a bad period in his career so far this season.
Due to injuries and drop in form, Paulo Dybala has managed to make just 11 Serie A appearances in which he scored 2 goals and provided 2 assists. He has not played for Juventus since January 2021 due to an injury he is still recovering from.
Despite all these, during the March 2021 FIFA international break, Dybala, along with Weston McKennie and Arthur decided to break the coronavirus protocol by attending a party. Hence, the club had to suspend them for a couple of matches as a form of punishment.
Recall that Dybala had contracted coronavirus last year which kept him out of football for weeks. Since he recovered from the infection, he has not been at his best for the club.
Paulo Dybala and his contract with Juventus
Paulo Dybala is not a happy man at Juventus and the coach of the club, Andrea Pirlo is not a very excited man when it comes to the performance of the Argentine footballer under his reign.
Despite that, Juventus tried to extend his contract because his current contract with the club would expire in June 2022. Based on reports, his current contract earns him €7.5m-a-year. But the club attempted to give him an improved contract which would have earned him €10m-a-year.
However, reports claimed that Paulo Dybala and his team are asking Juventus to increase the salary to at least €15m-a-year which Juventus are not interested in.
Since it has been difficult for Dybala and Juventus to reach a compromise, the Italian giants have decided to withdraw the contract. Reports claimed that the club decided to withdraw the contract as another form of punishment against the player for breaching coronavirus protocol and due to his dwindling form.
Hence, the possibility of Dybala leaving Juventus this summer is increasingly becoming high and a couple of clubs including Tottenham Hotspur have shown interest in the 27-year-old forward.