Over the last weeks, rumors have been linking Paulo Dybala with an exit from Juventus at the end of the season. The 27-year-old second striker hasn't had one of his best seasons and neither did his team. Juve's nine-year reign in the Serie A will probably be over after a disappointing campaign where they were once again eliminated in an early stage of the UEFA Champions League. That's why the board will make changes in the summer, and Dybala could be heading to a new destination, which may be Atletico Madrid.
Dybala's contract with the Vecchia Signora runs out in 2022, which is why the club has to start considering its plans with the player before it's too late. One option could be renewing his deal, but it seems that the Italians would choose to negotiate him before he becomes a free agent.
The Argentine struggled this term, being sidelined for a long time with a ligament injury and failing to perform at his best when he had playing minutes. He wouldn't be the only one in Juventus' squad to leave, though, as Cristiano Ronaldo is linked with an exit as well. The Italian giants have to make significant decisions for the future, and they may find in Atletico Madrid the solution to Dybala's case.
Juve could trade Dyabala for a well-known goalscorer
The former Palermo forward is not anymore the key piece that once was on Turin's side, and his time in that city could be over sooner than expected. If the board has no plans to offer him a new contract, then he will probably be negotiated to avoid losing him for free.
According to Tuttosport, Paulo Dybala may move to Atletico Madrid in exchange of Alvaro Morata. The Spaniard striker is currently in Juventus on loan, which is set to expire in a few months. The Italians could extend that deal for another year paying about $12 million.
Juve also have a buy option of around $55 million to acquire him permanently or another one of $45 million in 2022. However, it seems unlikely that they choose one of these options, which is why Atletico proposed the swap deal. Alvaro Morata has scored 18 goals in 40 appearances this season, being a regular starter in Andrea Pirlo's team.
The Colchoneros seem to be willing to sell Morata as they have other No. 9 options in Luis Suarez, Joao Felix, and even Angel Correa. Moreover, if his exit opens the door for Dybala, then it would be more than worthy for Diego Simeone's side.
Dybala only played 21 matches this campaign and has been on target just four times. A serious collateral ligament injury ruled him out for about two months, but even before then, his form wasn't good. Being traded to Atletico Madrid could be a great option for all the parties involved, and it could revitalize Dybala's career.