Thanks to the strange and nigh-unbelievable events in Dortmund — a targeted attack with some sort of explosives at the team bus?? — and the subsequent postponement of BVB’s Champions League quarterfinal first leg against AS Monaco, the only match on Tuesday’s slate was Juventus vs. Barcelona. This ensured that just about everybody got to watch Juve dismantle the Blaugrana as easily as PSG did in the first leg of the previous round, with 23-year-old striker Paulo Dybala getting two of Juve’s three goals and in the process confirming his status as one of the best young forwards in Europe. Needless to say, his performance set many tongues a-wagging, if they weren’t drooling already.
Unfortunately for any aspirations such as Chelsea launching a bid for the former Palermo youngster, Dybala doesn’t sound like he’s looking to leave Juventus anytime soon, especially with a new contract extension supposedly in the works for him as well.
“I do not know the future, so many things can happen. I am happy, my teammates wish me well, as do the fans and the club. At the moment I'm fine here.”
“I have yet to grow, the great champions are others. So many players of my age had already won important trophies; I'm still trying to improve.”
-Paulo Dybala; source: La Repubblica via talkSport
Dybala joined Juventus two years ago, and while his goal totals have suffered a bit since the addition of Gonzalo Higuain last summer, the younger Argentinian remains a hotly coveted attacking player. But he’s unlikely to leave, especially if Serie A champions-elect Juventus complete the job against Barcelona in the second leg and book their place in the last four of the Champions League.