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Paulo Dybala set to enter 2021 transfer market

Seen as one of the faces of the ‘new Juventus’ when he first signed, Paulo Dybala has failed to really live up to reputation. Intermittent moments of class have been limited due to injury, fitness issues in general, and a lack of fit with the side. Ever since Cristiano Ronaldo arrived in Turin, too, Dybala has very much been the second fiddle star player at Juve. With the player set to move into the final 12 months of his deal, it is reported in Italy that talks of a new deal have broken down entirely.

Juventus, it is believed, are refusing to budge on an offer that Dybala believes could be easily improved from competitor clubs. Given the fee will likely be a fraction of his true value, also, Dybala might decide to move on from Juventus this summer. For the Turin giants, moving on a marquee player would offer funds to enhance the midfield, whilst providing wages to help sign up other key players who are approaching free agency.

That is why there is an intrigue surrounding the decisions being made by Juventus. With talk that Ronaldo would also be on the market, might they wish to move on the older veteran to help bring in the wages needed to keep Dybala?

As it stands, though, most reports suggest that Juventus will stay focused on the short-term and keep Ronaldo for another season. Instead, Dybala will be the major sacrifice this summer, with interest from Spain and England sure to offer some kind of compensation for a world class forward.

Why has Dybala chosen to likely leave Juventus?

Put simply, the promises made to the player after arriving have not been kept. When signed, Dybala was supposed to be the face of Juventus, their own version of a Ronaldo or a Messi. And when he was the primary forward at Juve, he delivered; his first seasons were full of highlights and hugely impressive moments. However, since Ronaldo arrived, Juventus have struggled to find a way to complement both stars.

Ronaldo, given his eye-watering wages and star power, was always going to be the winner in this debate. Having waited long enough to be given an offer to put him on a similar wage structure to the other stars, Dybala has decided to test the market and see what else exists for a player of his reputable talent.

Already, reports exist of a high profile exit from Juventus and a move to England. Clubs including Manchester United and Chelsea – both looking for a marquee striker – have been heavily linked in the past. A move to Tottenham Hotspur was also on the cards at one stage, before falling through.

There has been little chemistry between Dybala and Ronaldo, and due to the immense size of his wages it is unlikely that Juventus could keep the former and the latter at once. As such, they have decided to put faith in the Portuguese as opposed to the Argentine, reports suggest.

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