Former Barcelona star Dani Alves pressured Paulo Dybala to follow him out of Juventus.
Alves, who joined Juventus last season from the Spanish giants, will leave the club following his contract termination by mutual consent. The 32-year-old won the Scudetto with Juve, and was a finalist in the Champions League.
Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport (via Football Italia) claim that Alves had already agreed to join Premier League side Manchester City in November 2016, and was pushing the Argentine Dybala to follow suit.
The defender then infuriated the club by publicly saying that Dybala “will have to leave Juventus to realise his full potential.”
Dybala has been one of the star performers for Juventus in recent seasons, and is tipped to be a superstar in coming years.
Despite Alves’ advice to the Argentine, the young footballer had no intention of betraying the Old Lady of Turin, and penned a contract renewal to prolong his stay.
Dybala scored 19 goals in 48 matches for the Serie A giants last season. He has already won 5 trophies in 2 seasons with the club, and aims to be an integral part of future successes.
Written by Shorya Panwar
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