Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has confirmed he was close to leaving the club last summer, admitting his future is still hanging in the balance
Dybala’s rise to prominence has been cut short after Cristiano Ronaldo arrived at the Allianz Stadium, with the Argentine continuously linked with a move away from Turin during the summer transfer window.
Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur were both trying to lure the 26-year-old to the Premier League ahead of the 2019/20 season, but a deal never came through for both sides.
Now, six months after his alleged transfer to England failed to materialize, Dybala has confirmed he nearly left Juventus.
“I was close to leaving,” the former Palermo forward told The Guardian. “That was in the club’s thinking.
Dybala: “I was close to leaving, in the summer. That was in the club’s thinking, I knew. Until the last minute, we were waiting. I have 2 years left on my contract. We’ll see what plans Juventus have, if they think I might leave in the next market or if they want me to stay." pic.twitter.com/uQ26pWdxM2— Juventus News – Juvefc.com (@juvefcdotcom) January 24, 2020
“I knew. Until the last minute, we were waiting.”
Although he has managed to re-establish himself as an integral part of the Bianconeri squad under Maurizio Sarri, Dybala is still uncertain whether his future lies at Juventus or not.
“I have two years left on my contract,” he added. “That’s not a short time, but it’s not a long one either. We’ll see what plans Juventus have if they think I might leave in the next market or if they want me to stay.
“That’s a decision for the club to make. It’s hard to know because things change in a second. But I’m here, at a club that has treated me well; I’m happy, comfortable.”
After enduring a torrid 2018/19 season, Dybala has returned to his best this term, gobbling 11 goals and ten assists in 26 outings for Juventus.