Paulo Dybala bids farewell to the Allianz stadium sparking rumours of a potential move to the Premier League.
An emotional Paulo Dybala played his final home game for Juventus last night as his side drew 2-2 with Lazio.
Dusan Vlahovic scored first for Juventus and copied Dybala’s celebration as a tribute to his teammate.
It was also Georgio Chiellini’s final home game and the legendary Italian handed his captain’s armband to Dybala when he was substituted.
The Argentine made a great run and back-heel in the build-up to Alvaro Morata’s goal. But things soon took a turn for the worse for Juventus as Alex Sandro scored an own-goal.
Dybala played 78 minutes before being replaced by Martin Palumbo. Unfortunately, The Old Lady would surrender their lead in the 96th minute as Sergej Milinkovic-Savic fired in the equaliser.
As he waved farewell to the fans after the game, the 28-year-old was visibly distraught as tears rolled down his face.
Juventus still have to play Fiorentina away in Serie A this season but are guaranteed to finish in fourth place. There will be no Dybala for them next season as no new contract was agreed and he is now free to join a new club.
He has been at Juventus since 2015 making 292 appearances scoring 115 goals and goals and winning Serie A five times.
A move to the Premier League on the cards for Paulo Dybala?
Any club would be lucky to have Dybala and he has been linked with a move to the Premier League.
Arsenal along with London rivals Tottenham and Chelsea are reportedly interested, with the Gunners’ boss Mikel Arteta looking to strengthen his options up-front.
A player of Dybala’s talents should undeniably be playing in the Champions League and with Arsenal’s hopes of finishing in the top four dented by a defeat to Newcastle last night; it may be the other North London club in Tottenham Hotspur that would be his best bet. There he can also play alongside fellow Argentine Christian Romero.
The scale of Tottenham’s interest in Dybala would likely be swayed by the whereabouts of talisman Harry Kane and manager Antonio Conte next season. Considering recent reports leaning toward the two remaining at the club, a move for Dybala may prove unlikely with other areas such as defence taking priority.
Manchester United could be an option for Dybala where he would reunite with his former Juventus teammate in Cristiano Ronaldo. Although, no Champions League football could again be a stumbling block.
Regarding Chelsea’s supposed interest, the uncertainty around their ownership makes it almost impossible to predict potential transfer ahead of the summer. Similarly to Tottenham and taking into account the plethora of defenders on their way out of Stamford Bridge, other areas may take precedent over a new striker.
What Dybala’s next move will be this summer is going to be an intriguing one. With it being a World Cup year the Argentine international who missed out on the 2021 Copa America must choose the right club for him as he looks to secure his place in Lionel Scaloni’s side.