Although Premier League clubs were connected to him and Inter and Milan both wanted him, the Argentine is going to the eternal city.
Paulo Dybala has agreed to a free transfer to join Roma. After months of rumors over his future, the Argentine forward decided to team up with Jose Mourinho at the Stadio Olimpico.
When his contract at Juventus expired in June, Dybala’s seven-year stint there came to an end. However, he will now continue to play in Italy with the Giallorossi.
In 2022–23, Roma supporters will be hoping that Dybala can elevate Mourinho’s team, who is anxious to get his team back into the Champions League after winning the Europa Conference League last year.
🆕 𝗪𝗘𝗟𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗘 | Paulo Dybala 🐺🇦🇷
The club is delighted to confirm the signing of the world-renowned forward!
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) July 20, 2022
How much does Dybala make at Roma, and how long is his contract?
Dybala and Stadio Olimpico have reached an agreement on a three-year contract, guaranteeing his status as a Roma player through the summer of 2025. He is expected to get a salary of about €6 million ($7 million; £5.1 million).
Who did Roma outbid in order to sign Dybala?
Early in the year, a plethora of elite teams, including the Premier League’s Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, and Tottenham, were mentioned in connection with Dybala.
The 28-year-old had also been connected with Inter, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, Milan, and Bayern Munich, but Mourinho was able to persuade him that Roma was the best place for him to advance his career.
According to reports, the Giallorossi manager was instrumental in securing the transfer of Dybala. Dybala will be expected to make an immediate impact for his new team when they face Salernitana on August 14.
This summer, who else will Roma sign?
As Roma’s fourth summer acquisition, Dybala joins Mile Svilar, Nemanja Matic, and Zeki Celik, while players like Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Alessandro Florenzi, and Cengiz Under have all departed the team.
Mourinho has acknowledged that additional money would be required for his team to crack the top four of Serie A and contend for the Europa League, and Dybala is unlikely to be the last player to leave the Stadio Olimpico.
According to reports, the Roma manager is prioritizing the acquisition of a new winger. While Domenico Berardi of Sassuolo and Goncalo Guedes of Valencia have both been linked, GOAL understands that Mourinho has first asked club officials to investigate a potential trade for Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace.
Isco, a Spanish playmaker who left Real Madrid last month, is reportedly a target for Roma, but Sevilla is also reportedly interested.