Transfer rumors have surrounded Paulo Dybala the last couple of seasons. But the main basis behind them was due in large part to his exploits on the field, some that involved plenty of goals scored and a whole lot of reason to make you think there’s world-class ability in the young Argentinian’s 5-foot-10 frame.
These rumors, though, they’re not just about Juventus cashing in a player that could be worth close to nine figures during these crazy-money transfer market times. They’ve been about a player that has, for the most this season, not looked like the kind of player that garnered one of the club’s biggest symbols — the No. 10 jersey.
Juventus’ Chief Football Officer Fabio Paratici, at least for now, isn’t having any of it. At least that was the message he basically sent out after Juventus’ title-clinching win this past weekend.
“Of course Dybala will stay. He is a Juve player and it’s obvious he will certainly remain.”
(Source: Football Italia)
This, of course, came in a wide-ranging interview in the moments after Juventus clinched their eighth consecutive Scudetto — did you hear that it’s #W8ONDEFUL?! — with a 2-1 win over Fiorentina on Saturday. And while a lot of the talk was about the team and how they got here, what Max Allegri’s status on the touchline may or may not be for next season, a lot of the talk is about the question and answer regarding Dybala.
Obviously, the “Dybala will stay” declaration will be help over Paratici regardless of what happens this summer. No matter what rumor comes out, no matter what source it is from, we will be referencing what Paratici said the day Juventus clinched the Scudetto.
Maybe it’s the truth and come the first game of next season against an opponent that will be announced in a couple of months, there will be Dybala in the starting lineup.
Or, maybe these rumors turn out to be ore than that — and we’re left to wonder if Paratici’s words were actually the truth or just what the situation, a celebration of the latest Scudetto, called for.