Juventus president Andrea Agnelli has questioned Paulo Dybala’s comments about his contract, saying the Argentina international has an offer in front of him and that the club is awaiting his response. Dybala snapped a goalless Serie A run that stretched back to July 4 when netting in the 3-1 win over Genoa on Sunday.
Following the game, Dybala spoke to the media about his contractual situation and suggested the club had left him waiting.
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“My agent was in Turin for a long time and was never called up by the club,” Dybala told Sky Sport Italia after the game. “It disappoints me to hear talk of financial figures. “It would be better if the truth could be told, because talking about those aspects in this period pits the fans against me, with all the love I have for Juventus.”
The forward’s comments crossed Agnelli’s radar, and he has suggested Dybala is in the wrong. “I’ve heard the statements, it’s part of my job,” Agnelli told Tuttosport. “The good news is the goal [he scored]. Paulo had a difficult time after contracting Covid. I heard with great pleasure his love for Juventus. The love is reciprocated.
“We see him as the captain of the future. “I know he has already received a proposal that would put him among the top 20 best-paid players in Europe. We’re looking forward to his response.” Agnelli has fired a shot across Dybala’s bows, urging him to let his football do the talking and prove himself worthy of a bumper new contract.
Dybala breaking goal drought ‘freed himself psychologically’ – Pirlo
Having ended his goalscoring drought, Dybala has three further games – Atalanta (December 16), Parma (December 19), and Fiorentina (December 22) before Serie A closes down for the Christmas and New Year spell. With Juventus trailing Serie A leaders AC Milan by four points, having Dybala finding form will come as a huge boost to coach Andrea Pirlo.