Juventus boss Maurizio Arrivabene has confirmed his club’s decision to part ways with Paulo Dybala at the end of this season.
Quoted from football-italy, Tuesday (22/3), Arrivabene explained Dybala will not extend his contract at Juventus after the last seven years with the Turin club.
Arrivabene explained that this decision was taken by both parties after last Monday the two sides held a meeting that went smoothly.
The Italian also revealed that the decision to part with Dybala was made in January. On the other hand, Juventus could actually offer a lower offer, but this would certainly not respect the Argentine player.
“We made our decision in January, we arrived here. It would be easy for Juventus to make a low offer, but it would be disrespectful to Paulo. The decision was made. Today’s meeting (yesterday) was friendly, clear and respectful,” said Arrivabene .
He said the decision was also made based on the transfer step taken by Juventus in January by signing Dusan Vlahovic from Fiorentina.
According to him, the arrival of Vlahovic makes Dybala no longer the center of the project being carried out by Juventus and that is the decision the Bianconeri prefer.
“The parameters are different, I’ve spoken about that, no one has ever questioned Paulo’s ability. There are considerations to be made about appearances, length and financial considerations,” explained Arrivabene.
Since arriving from Palermo in the summer of 2015, the 28-year-old has made a total of 283 appearances for Juventus and scored 113 goals and 48 assists.
This season, Dybala has made 29 appearances for Juventus in all competitions and contributed 13 goals and 6 assists from a total of 1929 minutes played. (OL-8)