This article forms part of our Profit Players feature series, which is where Football Transfer Tavern takes a look at how well a player has fared since being signed or sold, using statistical figures and statements from pundits to prove how good of a deal the club managed to achieve.
Despite the fact that Juventus tried to sell Paulo Dybala to both Manchester United (as per the Telegraph) and Tottenham Hotspur (as per the Independent), the fact that the Old Lady even have him to sell could really help the club out, even more so than what he’s already done in the famous black and white stripes.
While his record has been impressive since moving to the club in 2015, a recent report from Football.London suggests that Juve’s net debt has spiralled from €310m (£275.86m) to €464m (£412.9m) in the space of a year.
The wages and transfer fees for players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Aaron Ramsey, Matthijs de Ligt, Douglas Costa and Gonzalo Higuain and many more have all contributed to the club’s increased expenditure.
The report states that Juve are looking to raise an additional €300m (£266.96m) ‘via a share issue‘, but if it falls through, then selling players may well have to be the way to get out of the red.
Regardless of whether you think Juventus are mismanaging the Argentinian forward or not, the fact that they have a player – who was so clearly on the market – in their squad who can be dished out for that kind of money shows a superb bit of business by the club.
According to Soccerbase, the 25-year-old was bought from Palermo for just £23.4m and has had played 132 league games for the club, scoring a decent 57 goals, winning four league titles and three cups with them.
Now, if the side are forced to part ways with the attacker, for even the £64.4m (Sky Sports) Spurs reportedly agreed upon this summer, then they would have trebled their money and gotten massive contributions from him on the pitch.
Should Juve sell Dybala? His impressive goal record suggests that he still has so much to give, and at 25 is not yet as his peak. However, with the club potentially needing to raise funds and the Argentinian not seeming to be a key part of Maurizio Sarri’s plans – as only three starts out of a possible six suggest – then it might make sense for the club to cash in.
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