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Juventus looking to lock down Paulo Dybala after Cristiano Ronaldo departure

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Juventus are still recovering from the sudden departure of talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, who reunited with Manchester United in a shocking turn of events. However, as they head into a new era without the Portuguese international, Juve is looking to keep one player around as a key piece of their future. With his current deal running out next summer, Paulo Dybala and Juventus will begin negotiating a new contract in the coming weeks, per Fabrizio Romano:

Dybala’s impact over the last few seasons for the Old Lady has been minimal due to inconsistencies and injuries. Last term, the Argentine featured in just eight games across all competitions. Currently, he’s also nursing a small injury and will be unavailable for Juventus’s huge clash with Napoli this weekend.

However, when healthy, Dybala is a versatile threat in the final third. His best campaign came in the 2017/18 season where he bagged 22 goals in 33 appearances, just before Ronaldo joined the club. With all the attention usually on the 36-year-old, Dybala’s importance to Juventus significantly plummeted, evident by his productivity when Ronaldo wasn’t around. However, Dybala has every opportunity to become their most important player up top once again.

Juve has yet to win a game this season, playing to a 2-2 draw with Udinese before losing 1-0 to Empoli. They’ve looked toothless on the attack, but hopefully, Paulo Dybala can find his form again and help Juventus fight for another Scudetto.