Dybala Demands Insurances Before Extending His Juventus Contract

Paulo Dybala is hesitant to commit his long-term future to Juventus as he looks for technical guarantees before putting pen to paper on a new deal. As per Tuttojuve, talks between the Bianconeri and the Argentina international are ongoing, but there has been no progress made in negotiations so far.

Dybala endured an injury-plagued 2020/21 season at the Allianz Arena. A series of physical problems hampered the Argentine’s momentum under Andrea Pirlo and saw him fall down the pecking order. Cristiano Ronaldo, Alvaro Morata, Dejan Kulusevski, and Federico Chiesa were all ahead of the 27-year-old in the Italian’s set-up.

With Massimiliano Allegri taking over the reins from Pirlo, many expected Dybala to regain his household status in Turin. Indeed, Allegri was the one to get the most out of the left-footed forward’s qualities during his previous tenure. Dybala’s most prolific season at Juventus was under the 53-year-old as he tallied 26 goals and seven assists back in the 2017/18 campaign.

Although Allegri made Dybala’s contract extension one of his primary goals this summer, talks between the parties have hit a stalemate. The ex-Palermo man wants an improved contract and demands technical guarantees before pledging his future to Juventus. 

Dybala’s concerns are not unjustified, especially given Juve’s pursuit of the sought-after Fiorentina star Dusan Vlahovic. Competition for places at the Allianz Stadium is already fierce, and the arrival of another top-class player would make the Argentine’s life in Serie A more difficult. 

So unless the Bianconeri meet his terms, Dybala could be on his way out of Juventus in the summer. Several Premier League clubs were interested in taking him away from Italy last summer, including Manchester United and Tottenham.

It remains uncertain whether the pair is still keen on signing the versatile forward, whose wage demands already scared Spurs off last time out.