Andrea Agnelli, president of Juventus, challenged Paulo Dybala’s comments on his contract, stating that the Argentine international had an offer in front of him and that the club was waiting for his answer.
When netting in the 3-1 win over Genoa on Sunday, Dybala snapped a goalless Serie A streak that dated back to July 4.
Dybala talked about his contractual condition to the media after the game and indicated the club had left him hanging.
Dybala told Sky Sport Italia, “After the game, my agent was in Turin for a long time and was never called up by the club. It disappoints me to hear the financial figures speak out. It would be better if the truth could be told, because talking about those aspects in this period pits the fans against me, with all the love I have for Juventus.”
The forward’s remarks had crossed the radar of Agnelli, and he implied that Dybala was incorrect.
“I heard the comments, it’s part of my work,” Agnelli told Tuttosport. “The goal [he scored] is the good news. After contracting Covid, Paulo had a rough time. I heard his love for Juventus with great pleasure. The love is reciprocated.
We see him as a potential captain.
I know that he has already received a proposal that would place him among Europe’s top 20 best-paid players. We look forward to his response.”
Agnelli fired a shot across the bows of Dybala, encouraging him to allow his football to speak and prove himself worthy of a new bumper deal.
Dybala has three more games after his goalscoring drought has ended – Atalanta (16 December), Parma (19 December), and Fiorentina (22 December) before Serie A close for the spell of Christmas and New Year.
Getting Dybala finding form would come as a big boost to coach Andrea Pirlo with Juventus trailing Serie A leaders AC Milan by four points.