Argentine forward Paulo Dybala has confirmed he will leave Juventus at the end of the season upon the expiration of his contract.
The 28-year-old has been a mainstay in The Old Lady first-team since trading Palermo for Turin in 2015, netting 115 goals in 291 matches for the club.
A £23.8m deal for the elegant attacker now seems an absolute snip given what he has gone on to achieve in Bianconeri colours, scooping up silverware aplenty, including five successive Scudetti, four Coppa Italias, as well as reaching the 2017 Champions League final.
“Tomorrow will be my last match with this shirt, it’s hard to imagine, but it will be our last farewell,” Dybala wrote on Twitter.
“It will not be easy, but I will enter the field with a smile and with my head held high, knowing that I have given everything for you.
“It is difficult to find the right words to greet you, there are so many years and so many emotions involved, all together…
“I thought we would be together even more years, but fate puts us on different paths. I will never forget everything you made me experience, every game, every goal. With you I grew up, I learned, I lived and I dreamed.”
Named in the Serie A Team of the Year on four separate occasions, Dybala has been a revelation at Juventus, though he hasn’t quite been able to replicate the scintillating heights of his formative years in Turin across recent campaigns.
During a few precarious seasons for Juve, in which the club have had three different managers in just three years (Massimiliano Allegri, Maurizio Sarri and Andrea Pirlo), Dybala’s form has somewhat dipped, though in 2021/22 he has picked up, netting 15 goals across all competitions.
Heavily linked to Manchester United and Tottenham in recent transfer windows, those rumours are only likely to intensify in the coming months.