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Dybala’s future at Juventus in doubt: could leave as a free agent

According to reports in Italy, Juventus will ask Paulo Dybala to change the terms of the agreement reached a few weeks ago, so the player could decide to leave the club as a free agent at the end of the season.

Dybala’s contract at the Allianz Stadium runs out in June 2022.

The striker and Juventus had shaken hands on a €10m-a-year deal until 2026. The Argentinean would have earned €8m plus €2m add-ons.

The player’s agent Jorge Antunu had travelled multiple times to Turin but failed to put pen to paper on a new agreement.

Initially, it was due to bureaucratic issues, mainly regarding Antun’s status on the FIGC agent register.

Now, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, there is a new problem. Juventus are determined to change the terms of the agreement with the player, primarily due to his physical issues.

Dybala has missed nine games this season and despite being the best scorer in the black and white half of Turin with eight goals in 17 appearances, he is the 11th Juventus player for minutes played this term (1,190).

La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Juventus will ask Dybala to lower the fixed part of his salary and raise the bonuses. Alternatively, he could sign a shorter contract: a three-year deal rather than a five-year contract.

Both Gazzetta and Corriere dello Sport report that, in any case, the 28-year-old won’t sign a new agreement before February.

Therefore, the striker will be free to talk to other clubs starting from the beginning of January ahead of a possible free transfer at the end of the season.

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