Football NewsThe signing of the Serbian influenced the negotiations for a contract extension with Paulo Dybala
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The arrival of Dusan Vlahovic in January was a factor in the decision to let Paulo Dybala go after seven years at the club.


What did Maurizio Arrivabene say?

The arrival of the Serbian footballer to Juve played a key role in the club’s decision against renewing the striker’s contract, says CEO Arrivabene. Paulo Dybala has been in talks with the Serie A side over a new deal but will instead leave the club on a free transfer at the end of the season. The signing of the Serb from Fiorentina in January changed the club’s plans for the coming years, Maurizio Arrivabene said, leading to the decision to let Paulo’s contract expire.

Maurizio Arrivabene told reporters that it was a friendly, clear and respectful meeting. They had a very sincere approach. With the arrival of Dusan, Dybala was no longer at the center of the project and they made this decision. The arrival of Vlahovic changed the position. The technical structure of the team and the Juve project have undergone some changes. Part of these changes concerns Paulo’s contract, which was not renewed.

Juve had previously offered Paulo a contract in October and were set to take a pay cut, which they were willing to pay him even further before deciding not to renew his deal. Arrivabene said it would be difficult for Juve to propose lower. Dybala spent seven years of his career with them, an offer of this nature would not show the respect he has. No one has ever doubted Paulo’s technical prowess.

The parameters in October were different. Attendance, contract duration and other economic aspects need to be considered. According to Maurizio, it is important to emphasize that the management does not make decisions against Juve, but in favor of the club.


Paulo Dybala’s activities at Juve

Paulo joined Juve from Palermo in 2015 and won five Serie A titles and Coppa Italia four times with the club. Dybala made 283 appearances overall, scoring 113 times. This season he has played 29 times in all competitions and scored 13 goals.