Legendary former Juventus midfielder Alessio Tacchniardi feels that the relationship between Juventus and Paulo Dybala has broken down amid links for the player to Inter on a free transfer.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster TMW Radio, Tacchinardi gave the view that finding an agreement on an extension could be difficult between the Argentine and the Bianconeri.
Dybala’s current contract is set to expire at the end of June, and Juventus will have to find an agreement on a renewal or else risk losing the 28-year-old on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Should the Argentine be available for free, the Nerazzurri would be one of the main suitors for his signature during the summer transfer window.
There is still a long way to go before the outcome of Dybala’s situation at the Bianconeri becomes clear, but Tacchninardi believes that it’s far from a foregone conclusion that a new agreement will be found.
“Maybe Dybala wanted a contract of a certain size but Juve were waiting for his performances to justify it,” he reflected.
“The feeling I get is that the relationship isn’t what it once was,” he continued. “Juve believed in him, but the player must raise his level, in every sense.”
He explained that “Dybala came on in the last twenty minutes of the Supercoppa to unlock the game and instead had very little effect.”
“I don’t know if his issues are due to problems with his physical condition, or if there is a mental issue and he doesn’t feel a part of the Juventus project,” Tacchinardi went on.
As for whether a new deal will be agreed, he predicted that “It will depend on the amounts involved. The player wants to get the maximum salary, but right now I think Dybala is missing a couple gears before he can demand that much.”