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Palermo owner hints Paulo Dybala will leave Juventus in January

Palermo owner Maurizio Zamparini has claimed that Paulo Dybala could part ways with Juventus in the New Year after failing to secure regular gametime at the start of the current campaign. The Argentine enjoyed a strong season with the Bianconeri last term where he notched 26 goals across all competitions but he has yet to open the scoresheet this season amid his reduced playing time.

Speaking to RMC Sport, Zamparini has now revealed that Dybala may seek a move away from the Juventus Stadium in January with clubs from Spain and England seemingly interested in his signature, he said: “Every time he is left out, it makes me want to cry. He's on the bench because of Allegri. Allegri should come to Palermo and win the Scudetto.

“Two years ago, I sent Dybala a message and advised him to go to Spain, not Italy. He'll leave, because Juventus want to get 120million euros. In January, I think he'll leave for Spain. He has offers in Spain and England. Juventus have a lot of champions and it's obviously a reason to cry when a phenomenon like him is not playing.”

Since “the season begun, Dybala has managed just over 100 minutes of league action “from three matches and there have already been indirect suggestions that summer signing “Cristiano Ronaldo may have“ influenced the decision. Nonetheless, the attacker is going through a tough spell under the tutelage of Max Allegri and he may need to consider a fresh challenge with his international career also fading away.

Despite the reputation built, Dybala has never really cemented his position with the national team and after a disappointing World Cup and most-recently, he managed just one substitute appearance during the friendlies against Guatemala and Colombia. Dybala presently has just under four years remaining on his current contract with Juventus.