Paulo Dybala has announced that he will be leaving Juventus at the end of the season when his deal runs out with them. The Argentine rejected a contract renewal offer from the board since they were not willing to meet his financial demands.
As a result, the seven-year spell for the striker at Allianz Arena will come to an end with Juventus’ match against Lazio. Inter Milan are in the race to sign the player, with interest from Premier League clubs Arsenal and Tottenham also considered to be serious.
Paulo Dybala sends heartfelt message to Juventus fans
“It is difficult to find the right words to greet you,” Paulo Dybala told fans in a statement posted to his social media channels. “There are so many years and so many emotions involved altogether. I thought we would be together [for] even more years, but fate puts us on different paths.
“I will never forget everything you made me experience, every game, every goal. With you, I grew up, I learned, I lived and I dreamed. It was been seven years of magic, 12 trophies and 115 goals that no one will take away from us, never.
“Thank you for supporting me in difficult times. Thanks to those who have accompanied me over the years, from the first to the last, from the fans to the people who work within the club, everyone, [from] coaches and teammates, employees and managers.
“Wearing this important jersey together with the captain’s armband has been one of the greatest [moments of] pride of my life, which I hope to show to my children and grandchildren someday.
“Tomorrow will be my last match with this shirt. It’s hard to imagine, but it will be our last farewell. It will not be easy, but I will enter the field with a smile and with my head held high, knowing that I have given everything for you.”
Paulo Dybala is the second Juventus player confirmed to leave at the end of the season alongside club captain Giorgio Chiellini. The centre-back has announced that he will be moving on from Turin when his deal runs out next month as well.