Marotta dismisses need for big Dybala buyout clause

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The Argentine star will not be following in the footsteps of compatriot Lionel Messi, who has a €700 million release clause in his contract

Juventus chief executive Giuseppe Marotta claims the club does need not to follow the example of Barcelona and, as such, will not insert a huge buyout clause in the contract of Paulo Dybala.

Intended to ward off any unwanted interest in a prized asset, what appeared to be a prohibitively expense release clause of €222 million did not prevent Paris Saint-Germain from sensationally luring Neymar away from Barca in August.

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The Liga giants have responded by increasing Lionel Messi's buyout clause to €700m in the latest deal signed by the star forward on Saturday.

Dybala has been linked with a move to join Messi at Camp Nou and may also find himself the subject of interest from other heavyweight clubs across Europe.

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But Marotta, when asked about the future of the 24-year-old former Palermo star, feels the Scudetto holders would not benefit from following a similar strategy to Barca.

"I am against the [release] clauses, because when a player wants to leave, he does everything to achieve that goal and breaks that fundamental trust [necessary so that] the relationship can continue," he told Mediaset Premium.

Dybala has enjoyed a superb 2017-18 so far, scoring 12 goals and providing two assists in just 14 Serie A games.

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