The news of Paulo Dybala joining Juventus isn't breaking news by any means. We've heard reports and rumors out of Italy for weeks now. We've heard Palermo's manager confirm the move was happening. We've even heard the player himself thank Palermo and say he can't wait to be a Juventus player.
So, when it comes to suspense, this one pretty much ranks on the low end on a 1-to-10 scale.
Now we can talk about Dybala being a Juventus player — officially.
Dybala's move from Sicily to Turin now an actual thing. Dybala has taken his medical days ago, with all those funny things strapped to his chest, put pen to paper on his five-year contract and posed for the appropriate pictures to signify that he's a Juventus player. Yep, it's all official now — although we're still waiting on the jersey number he will be wearing next season.
Juventus Football Club can announce that an agreement has been reached with Palermo for the services of Paulo Dybala, who has signed a five-year contract.
A fee of €32 million, payable over four years, has been agreed, with a potential extra €8 million to be added on if certain performance-related targets are met.
Ah, official word. Feels good, man. Feels real, real good.
And just for good measure, here's Dybala posing with his new Juventus jersey. There's just something about a talented player being presented with that jersey that should make you all warm and fuzzy inside.
After weeks of rumors and hearing about the move happening, now we can rest easy. Today has brought us the real deal — the one thing we've all been waiting for. That;s Dybala being announced as a Juventus player and people associated with Juventus actually talking about him as a Juventus player rather than trying to skirt around the topic because he hasn't signed with the club yet. And it's always nice to do a major piece of business at this time of year. You know, before everybody else starts throwing around cash like they're a bunch of crazy people and it's going out of style.