Juventus star Paulo Dybala has taken to social media on Sunday, to send a farewell message to the Juventus fanbase.
The long-awaited bombshell news surrounding the future of Argentine international Dybala was of course made official late in March.
On the back of a meeting between those in a position of power at the Juventus Stadium, and the representatives of the club’s long-time star attacker, the conclusion was reached that the best route forward would be for Dybala’s terms in Turin not to be renewed.
The 28-year-old, as a result, is in line to depart as a free agent upon the conclusion of the 2021/22 campaign.
And now, as alluded to above, Dybala himself has finally broken his silence.
Ahead of lining out in front of the Juventus faithful for the final time against Lazio on Monday, the former Palermo standout has taken to his official social media platforms, to send a heartfelt message to all associated with the club.
The statement, which reiterates the fact that Dybala expected to spend 'even more years' in Turin, can be read in its entirety below:
''It is difficult to find the right words to greet you, there are so many years and so many emotions involved, all together... I thought we would be together even more years, but fate puts us on different paths. I will never forget everything you made me experience, every game, every goal. With you I grew up, I learned, I lived and I dreamed. It has been 7 years of magic, 12 trophies and 115 goals that no one will take away from us. Never. Thank you for supporting me in difficult times. Thanks to those who have accompanied me over the years: from the first to the last, from the fans to the people who work within the club, everyone, coaches and teammates, employees and managers. Wearing this important jersey together with the captain's armband has been one of the greatest prides of my life, which I hope to show to my children and grandchildren someday. Tomorrow will be my last match with this shirt, it's hard to imagine, but it will be our last farewell. It will not be easy, but I will enter the field with a smile and with my head held high, knowing that I have given everything for you.''
Coincidentally, Dybala's message to his fellow Juventini comes fresh off the back of rumours mounting over the course of the last 48 hours that a summer switch to the Premier League could be on the cards for the Argentine.
Speculation in the Italian media has pointed towards Mikel Arteta's Arsenal as an altogether realistic landing spot, albeit only in the case that the Gunners manage to carve out a place for themselves in next season's Champions League.
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