Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta has admitted that Paulo Dybala’s future is not in the club’s hands, and it is up to the player to decide whether he wants to leave or stay in Turin.
Dybala had been linked with a move away from Juventus in the recently concluded transfer window, with several top transfer tabloids linking him with a switch to Barcelona.
The Catalan club was overawed by the 23-year-old’s talent, when he scored two past them and put in a magnificent display during their 3-0 defeat to Juventus in last season’s Champions League quarter-finals.
They supposedly saw him as a potential successor for fellow Argentine Lionel Messi, and were keen on securing his services. However, no move materialized, but Marotta has claimed that he does not decide whether a player stays or goes.
Rather, he claimed that if the player wants to leave the club, they cannot and will not stop him, and also revealed that he is completely against the idea of release clauses, and there isn’t a single Bianconeri player whose contract contains one.
He stated (via Football Italia): “The player is the one that decides his fate, and if he wants to leave, it’ll be impossible to keep him. It’s crucial in a player-club relationship in Spain, but only Gonzalo Higuain and Miralem Pjanic had release clauses in Italy.
“I’m against giving clauses to our players. The damage from Neymar’s transfer can’t be calculated that easily, and for me it goes beyond the €220m (£198m) Barca pocketed.”
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