Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta has today moved to shoot down rumours of a departure for Paulo Dybala, instead insisting that the Argentinian has pledged his long-term future to the club.
Dybala, a 10-time capped Argentinian international, has been on the books of Juventus since joining the club from Palermo in 2015.
The classy South American, who generally plays in the no.10 role for the Bianconeri, has since developed into one of world football’s most talented youngsters, with La Joya’s combination of splendid technique, incredible balance and hammer of a left foot having made him near-indispensable for Juve.
Unsurprisingly, a number of Europe’s top clubs were linked with moves for Dybala over the summer, with La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid the most persistently named as potential destinations for the 23-year-old.
A scintillating start to the current campaign, during which he has racked up an incredible 10 goals in 7 Serie A appearances, has seen Premier League outfit Manchester United added to the list of suitors for Dybala, with Jose Mourinho said to be a keen admirer of the talents of the Albiceleste star.
However, as per a number of quotes from Juventus chief Beppe Marotta today, Dybala will not be going anywhere in the near future, if at all…
When questioned on the price-tag on the head of his crown jewel, Marotta explained:
‘The lad is priceless, because we are not a selling club.’
He continued by confirming that Dybala himself has requested to stay at the club ‘for life.’
‘I always repeat that a player has his future in his hands and Paulo just said he wants to tie himself to our club for life.’
‘Translated, that means we will make another big financial sacrifice to keep him. We will soon lock him down to a new contract – it’s what he asked us for.’
Meanwhile, Chelsea target Alex Sandro is expected to put pen to paper on a new contract with the Bianconeri next month.