Juventus’ 2-2 victory against Lazio was a very special match. to Paulo Dybala (28) and Giorgio Chiellini (37) it was the last home game in the Juve jersey, both will leave the club.
It is not yet clear where the Argentine national team player Dybala will end up. Favorite should be league rivals Inter Milan. According to the Italian newspaper “Corriere dello Sport” BVB is also said to be interested. However, according to information from SPORT BILD, the Dortmund bosses expect a Dybala switch to Inter, and the striker’s salary expectations are probably not realistic.
In any case, the departure at home was very close to Dybala. Before the match, the offensive star sent a message to his fans via Instagram. He wrote: “I assumed we would spend many more years together, but fate leads us down different paths. It was seven incredible years with twelve titles and 115 goals that no one will take from us.
Dybala cried after the match and the striker had to be comforted by his teammates. He has played 292 competitive games for Juve so far and has become a fan favorite. On Wednesday in the final of the Italian Cup in Rome, he plays one last time for “Old Lady”. Opponent is Inter Milan – his new club?
The parting with defender Chiellini was also very emotional. The club icon was celebrated with a symbolic replacement in the 17th minute of 17 years at Juventus Turin.
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The European champions kissed fans and hugged his teammates as he left the field. Chiellini, who is also retiring from international football, is likely to switch to the North American MLS league. Los Angeles FC are said to be favorites to sign.
Two stars are gone, a third will be surprising at Juve. As “Sky Italia” reports, the club have agreed with defensive star Mattijs de Ligt (22) on an early contract extension until 2026. Recently, there had been dismissal rumors about the Dutchman. Manchester United and their future coach Erik ten Hag (52) are said to have announced heavily after the Ligt. Now ten Hag will probably get the rejection of his dream player, who he has already worked with at Ajax Amsterdam. De Ligt’s current contract with Juve runs until 2024.
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It also looks very promising for Juve with another personality: Paul Pogba (29). The Frenchman can leave Manchester United on a free transfer this summer. Juve is the favorite. Italian media report that the boardroom has agreed that they want to pick up the midfielder.
When asked about Pogba, Torino coach Massimiliano Allegri (54) joked that he did not even know the player, “it would be a long time ago”.
According to Italian media, Juve are working on a transfer of the offensive star. According to “Gazzetta dello Sport”, the club is negotiating a return to Italy with lawyer Rafaela Pimenta, a colleague of the late player agent Mino Raiola. At Juve, Pogba had the most successful period of his career between 2012 and 2016, winning four championships and two trophies.