As an integral part of the arsenal at Juventus, star forward Paulo Dybala has admitted it would be nice to play for Barcelona. His comments come amid a wait to see if his contract is renewed at The Old Lady as Serie A braces for a restart on June 20.
Football in Italy, as with most of Europe, was halted in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, with lockdown restrictions on the country’s sporting activity only being eased a few weeks ago. Top-flight teams have since returned to training ahead of the decree to resume the league in June. Dybala was enjoying a fine season prior to the lockdown, following reports last year, that he had been linked with a move away from Turin.
However, the 26-year-old is reportedly set to extend his stay at Juve; where he is contracted until 2022, notwithstanding his belief that it would be something special to reunite with international teammate and Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi, at the Blaugrana. “The truth is that Barcelona is huge team worldwide and with Messi there, even bigger,” Dybala told CNN Sport.
It would be very nice, but Juventus is also an incredible club – very big, full of history [and] where there are currently great players. There’s enough quality here to make two teams and the chance to play with [Gianluigi] Buffon and Cristiano Ronaldo, who make the club even bigger.”
On the subject of his contract extension, the Argentina international, who has scored 13 goals and provided seven assists in 34 games for Juve this season, said he was still waiting. “For now there is nothing, really. I have a year and a half left on my contract – which is not much – and I understand that with [the coronavirus] that has happened, it isn’t easy for the club.
“But other players have also renewed, so, we are here waiting,” he added. Juventus, who currently lead Serie A with a one-point lead over second-placed Lazio, are set to resume their league campaign on June 22 with a trip to Bologna, where they will be aiming for all three points.
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