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Paulo Dybala’s agent admits Juventus exit is likely

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Paulo Dybala’s agent has revealed that there is a “good chance” he will leave Juventus in the summer transfer window.

Following Cristiano Ronaldo’s blockbuster arrival from Real Madrid last year, Dybala has struggled to make an impact at Juventus this season.

The Argentine striker has mostly ended up playing second fiddle to Ronaldo after being shifted more out on the wing in the team line-up.

Therefore, Dybala has only scored five times in 28 Serie A games which has raised doubts over his long-term future in Turin amid reported interest from Premier League giants Manchester United and Liverpool.

Bianconeri sporting director Fabio Paratici had attempted to shut down those rumours in April by stating Dybala will “certainly remain” at the club next season.

But the 25-year-old’s agent and brother, Gustavo, has revealed that the star “needs a change”.

“Yes, there is a good chance he’ll leave Juventus. Absolutely. He needs a change,” Gustavo told Futbolemico.

“I can’t say where he’ll go, but there is a strong chance Paulo will leave.

“Of course he’s not happy there. Paulo’s not the only one, there are many players who are uncomfortable at Juve.

“He won’t be the only one who will leave Juve this summer.”

Dybala’s relationship with Ronaldo has been one of the main talking points over his obvious discontent in Italy.

Although the Argentina international had insisted that it’s been “a pleasure” to play alongside five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo.

And now Gustavo has dismissed suggestions the Portuguese superstar is the reason why Dybala wants to leave Juventus.

“Cristiano is a great person and he never had problems with him. They have a good rapport.

“There were a few misunderstandings tactically, as let’s not forget they have similar positions.”

Juventus will play Atalanta on Sunday for their penultimate Serie A game of the season.

TURIN, ITALY – FEBRUARY 15: Paulo Dybala of Juventus celebrates with teammate Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring the opening goal during the Serie A match between Juventus and Frosinone Calcio on February 15, 2019 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)