Serie A giant Juventus are reportedly preparing a huge contract extension deal for their star striker Paulo Dybala. The Old Lady are reportedly quickening the process as La Liga champions Barcelona are interested to sign the player.
Dybala has been sensational since joining Juventus from Serie A side Palermo in the summer transfer window of 2015. The Italian champions want to extend the player’s contract by one year, which will include a substantial pay increase, as reported by Calciomercato.com.
The player currently earns $2.5 million-a-year at the Juventus stadium on his current deal. The 22-year-old will earn around $5 million-a-year if he chooses to sign the contract extension. He will then become the second highest earner at the club behind midfielder Miralem Pjanic.
Dybala scored his first goal of the current season in the UEFA Champions League against Dinamo Zagreb, on Tuesday. The Bianconeri are hoping that signals the intent from the player of finding regular goals from now onward.
Thomas Delaney has just scored a goal even better than Paulo Dybala's. Didn't think the Argentine's would be topped tonight!
— Sam Tighe (@stighefootball) September 27, 2016
The Argentina international has gone a maximum of four matches without scoring during his time at the club. His performance in the Champions League will give confidence to the player of starting an amazing run of scoring goals for the rest of the season.
“It’s tough when you don’t score, but I found the net tonight and it went well. I thought that I was doing ok anyway, so long as the team was winning and I didn’t score, it was fine.” Dybala said, as reported by Football Italia.
Barcelona are eager to partner Dybala upfront with his Argentina teammate Lionel Messi upfront at the Camp Nou. The Catalonian giants are looking for a player to become the successor of Messi who is slowly approaching 30. The 22-year-old could easily fill in the shoes, given his bag loads of potential.
Dybala has a contract until 2020 with Juventus. If he decides to sign the contract extension to stay in Italy with an improved salary, it could be hard for Barcelona to convince the player of making his stride towards Spain.
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