Soccer NewsThursday 8th February 2018

Barcelona target drops huge hint, hasn't extended key agreement amid speculation

Barcelona target drops huge hint, hasn't extended key agreement amid speculation

Juventus have seemingly been given reason for concern amid reports that Barcelona target Paulo Dybala may be considering an exit from Turin.

The Argentine forward joined the club in 2015 from Palermo, and has since gone on to score 59 goals in 122 games for the reigning Serie A champions.

With key individuals leaving during that time including the likes of Paul Pogba and Andrea Pirlo, the 24-year-old has had to improve both as a player and as a leader of the team, and that undoubtedly has made him one of the top players in Europe.

However, as reported by Calciomercato, via Chi, it’s claimed that Dybala hasn’t yet renewed his rental agreement on his property in Turin, and that has led to further speculation that he could move on with Barcelona specifically mentioned as the main option in the report.

It’s worth noting that this could be down to various more innocent factors including looking at other properties instead or perhaps just delaying the decision on his current housing arrangements until a later date.

Nevertheless, it’s enough to spark further talk over his future, with Barcelona undoubtedly strengthening their squad if they were able to prise him away from Juventus.

Coach Ernesto Valverde would have a number of top options in that department though to make life difficult in rotating and keeping everyone happy as Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele will all be fighting for the same spots.

In turn, while it’s a dream for most players to move to the Nou Camp given the prestige and history of Barcelona, Dybala should arguably think this one through first as he won’t want to go from being a stand-out leading figure for Juve to battling for a starting spot elsewhere.

No doubt the Italian media will be keeping a close eye on what he decides to do in terms of his rental activity between now and the summer, as it could be a major indication of where he envisages his future.

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