Juventus have finally agreed a contract renewal with Paulo Dybala which will keep him at the club until 2021.

As mentioned yesterday, Juventus are in the process of renewing a number players’ contracts, however Dybala’s contract talks have rumbled on for months, leading to some speculation that the player may yet leave the club in the summer with Barcelona the likely destination.

Despite the rumours, Dybala insisted that the talks were at an advanced stage and that the renewal was an inevitability, a sentiment echoed by Bianconeri Director Beppe Marotta who stated “Dybala’s entourage is in Argentina right now. They will arrive at the end of the month and that is the moment we’ll sign the contract. There’s no reason to worry.”

Now Gazetta Dello Sport report that a deal has been agreed upon, leading with the headline: “Now is really done: Dybala and Juventus have reached an agreement for the renewal until 2021.

According to the report, a tug-of-war took place between the club and Dybala over image rights management, with Juventus wanting 100% control which was rejected in the first instance. It seems this this has now been resolved with Dybala compromising and agreeing to a joint-operation of sorts with at least some portion of image rights being controlled by the club. 

An agreement in principle has been reached which will extend La Joya’s contract by another year, taking him up to 2021, while earning €7.5 million per season, putting him on par with Gonzalo Higuain as one of the top earners at the club. The official announcement is expected to come in early April, soon after the players return from the international break.