Paulo Dybala extends contract with Juventus until 2022

Paulo Dybala has signed a contract extension with Juvetnus until 2022 despite links to a move away from Turin.

Dybala, 23, has 16 goals for the club this season including a brace against FC Barcelona in a home leg victory for Juventus in the Champions League quarter-finals.

He has also scored 39 goals and made 16 assists in 82 games since joining Juventus — more than any other player at the club in that time.

Dybala was widely touted to become the first £100million player in the summer as FC Barcelona leads the chase for the forward — who also has often been seen as Lionel Messi’s heir apparent.

However, the player’s contract extension at present could, in the very least, slow the chase.While there is no release clause in the contract, Juventus are unlikely to consider any bids under £85million.

The Argentina international had joined the defending Italian Champions for an £23m from Palermo previously on a five-year deal in June 2015 and won a domestic double in his first season.

He has made the third most appearances for the Turin club since his debut, only behind defender Leonardo Bonucci and goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon within the same timeframe.

Juventus have also announced they will pay his old club Palermo an extra 8m euro (£6.8m) over the next four years as a result of a “performance bonus”.

“I’ve always just wanted to succeed in everything that I do and I know that Juventus is the perfect place to be if you want to win things,” Dybala said.

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