Juventus’ Paulo Dybala and Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele could swap clubs as both players’ contracts come to an end in 2022, according to reports.
Dembele, 23, has made an improvement on his previous injury-hit campaigns in a Barcelona shirt, contributing nine goals and four assists in all competitions this term.
However, the aforementioned contract situation does mean he could still depart Camp Nou, due to Barcelona’s dire financial position.
The club are especially wary of losing the winger for free after signing him for €105 million plus €40m in add-ons from Borussia Dortmund in 2017 and need to raise funds for new additions. Though club president Joan Laporta has said he’s a fan of Dembele and stated that he is looking into a contract renewal.
Dybala, 27, has previously been linked with a swap deal for Dembele’s teammate Antoine Griezmann at Barcelona. Paris Saint-Germain could also be keen to swap him for Mauro Icardi, while Tottenham and Man United are monitoring the situation.
There is reportedly a feeling at Juventus that Dembele is worth investing in — even if they lose Dybala — due to the winger’s young age.