Paulo Dybala’s situation at Juventus has changed, and the club has made it clear that he will only be allowed to leave if he asks for a transfer.
Dybala is one of the leading players at the Italian club, and had garnered a lot of interest from fellow European clubs for quite some time now.
Earlier, reports had suggested that the Italian champions had gone on to reveal the sum that could tempt them to sell the player. But now, the tables have turned.
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Juventus director general Giuseppe Marotta told told (via La Gazetta dello Sport) that the club has no intention to sell the star player, and he will only be allowed to depart if he himself asks to leave.
“(Dybala) is a very strong player, on which we are pinning a lot. Dybala will undoubtedly remain at Juve, also because we do not need to sell anyone, unless the player asks (to leave),” Marotta revealed.
Dybala has been a vital asset for Juventus as well as his national side Argentina in recent times. His versatility is well versed, and it has led to teams identifying him as their chief transfer target.
It could well go down to the summer of 2018, provided any of these big guns make a bid. Dybala will then have an option to force his way out from Turin.
English giants Man Utd were linked with a move for the Argentina international in the ongoing transfer window, but the expected arrival of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal has definitely put the interest on hold.
Reports had stated earlier that the Old Lady of Turin want at least £133m for their prized possession. The Red Devils will still be monitoring the player’s situation and take a call later on.
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