Juventus ace Paulo Dybala has agreed terms on a new contract worth €7 million per annum that will keep him in Turin until 2021, Goal understands.
The Argentina international signed a five-year deal when he joined the Bianconeri from Palermo in the summer of 2015 for an initial €32m, plus an additional €8m in add-ons and performance-related bonuses.
Dybala quickly became a key member of Massimiliano Allegri’s starting 11, helping the Old Lady win a domestic double with 23 goals in 46 appearances in all competitions in his first season in Turin.
‘La Joya’ (The Jewel) further underlined his status as one of the most exciting players in the game today with two stunning strikes in Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final first-leg win over Barcelona that have only sparked further comparisons with compatriot Lionel Messi.
Now, less than 24 hours later, Goal can reveal that Dybala will, in the coming days, put pen to paper on a lucrative new deal with the Italian titleholders, who had made extending the 23-year-old's contract their top priority ahead of the summer transfer window.
Indeed, Dybala's sensational form had attracted the attention of a number of Europe's top clubs, including Barca and Liga rivals Real Madrid.
As a result, the Bianconeri have moved quickly to bring the Argentine's salary more in line with the game's top players, as Dybala had previously been earning €3m a season.
Thus, his annual wage will now sky-rocket to €7m, making him the second-highest paid player in Serie A, just behind Juve team-mate Gonzalo Higuain (€7.5m).