Paulo Dybala has reaffirmed his commitment to Juventus after a summer in which he came close to a move away from Turin.
Dybala has been reintegrated back into Maurizio Sarri’s squad, however, and has helped Juve to make a strong start to the season. The reigning Italian champions are top of Serie A and unbeaten in all competitions.
They also beat title rivals Inter at San Siro on Sunday, with Dybala and fellow former castaway Gonzalo Higuain both on the scoresheet. Dybala scored a fantastic opener barely five minutes in, smashing into the far corner past the desperate dive of Samir Handanovic.
Dybala has claimed that he always wanted to stay and fight for his place at Juve, saying: “I have not experienced an easy summer. Obviously hearing your name linked with every team you don’t want to go to is not a nice thing, but this is football.
“Before the market started I had already done an interview in which I said I wanted to stay in Turin, then I never spoke again, not even at the Copa America.
“I think it’s more important to talk on the field, with facts. You never know how the market goes until the last day, but I wanted to stay here, I wanted to continue my career at Juventus.
“I think I can still give so much to this shirt and I’m very happy with what I showed against Inter.”