Allegri Convinced Juventus to Hand Paulo Dybala Fresh Contract

Juventus are set to hold talks with out-of-favor forward Paulo Dybala on the back of Massimiliano Allegri’s return to the helm. According to Goal, the Italian’s reappointment means the Argentine could get another chance to reignite his career in Turin.

Dybala has spent the last six years in Juventus, winning five Serie A titles, four of which came under Allegri. The 27-year-old striker enjoyed his most prolific season during the Italian’s first reign, racking up 26 goals in 46 appearances across all competitions back in 2017/18.

However, Dybala’s fairytale at the Allianz Stadium has turned into a nightmare since Allegri left the club in 2019. The ex-Palermo star first lost his place in the starting eleven under Maurizio Sarri in 2019/20 before a series of injury setbacks hampered his progress under Andrea Pirlo this season.

In addition to missing out a significant portion of the 2020/21 campaign due to injuries, Dybala also struggled for form when fit, as witnessed by a disappointing haul of four goals from 20 Serie A matches. His inability to perform at the highest level week in, week out has prompted talks about his potential summer departure.

While Pirlo seemed reluctant to give the Argentine enough space to fight his way back into starting XI contention, Allegri appears to be sharing a contrasting opinion. The 53-year-old manager played a vital role in helping Dybala transform into an elite star during his previous spell at Juventus and has every intention to help his pupil get his career back on track.

Dybala’s current deal in Turin runs out next summer, with several prominent clubs showing interest in securing his signature. Apart from long-term admirers Tottenham and Manchester United, Juventus’ fierce domestic rivals AC Milan have also joined the fray in the light of Hakan Calhanoglu’s contractual uncertainty.