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Paulo Dybala confirms he is ‘close’ to signing a contract extension with Juventus

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Before the days of Gonzalo Higuain sporting our favorite kind of black and white jersey, it was Paulo Dybala who owned the distinction as Juventus’ most expensive player. The €32 million with another €8 million topped onto it in potential bonuses was something that set expectations pretty high even before he had made his first start with the Italian champions.

Dybala has gone on to live up to that transfer fee — and then some. He’s one of Juve’s youngest players, but also there most important.

There have been rumors of Dybala signing a contract extension with Juventus just like there have been rumors that some of Europe’s elite will be bringing bags of cash to Turin to try and lure the 22-year-old Argentine away from Juventus. And even with our favorite baby-faced Argentinian striker on international duty with his home country, Dybala has given us something to be happy about. Oh so happy.

Music to our ears, Paulo. Music to our freakin’ ears.

In just about a year and a half since signing with Juventus, Dybala has established himself as one of Europe’s best young talents. His partnership with Higuain has the potential to be one of the best European football has to offer. And with the news that Dybala is about to sign a contract extension, the young Argentine’s salary is going to be closer and closer to that of his new partner in crime.

Now we know the rumors are for real, which is always good. Although, it’s not like contract extension rumors are bad. Well, unless they are saying that Dybala didn’t want to sign an extension. And we know that with Dybala on the doorstep of agreeing to a new and improved contract and salary, that’s he’s quite happy with his current situation in Turin. But knowing the crowd around here, Dybala signing a contract extension is a pretty welcome development.