Rome made official this Wednesday the signing of the Argentine Paulo Dybala, who will play the next three seasons in the Italian club and whose concentration in Albufeira (Portugal) joined last Monday, when it was learned that he had accepted the offer after talking with the Portuguese coach of the Romanist group, José Mourinho.
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“Welcome to Roma, Paulo!” Roma wrote on their networks, and in a statement on their website, in which they are “delighted to be able to announce the signing of striker Paulo Dybala”, who has signed a contract until June 30, 2025.
“The speed and determination with which Roma have shown how much they love me have made the difference”said the 28-year-old player in the note, in which he highlights the “many emotions” experienced in recent days, until the signing was finalized.
Although no figures have been given, the local media put the salary that the player will receive at 6 million euros.
“I join a team that is on the rise, a club that continues to lay solid foundations for the future, and a coach, José Mourinho, with whom it will be a privilege to work,” added Dybala, who praised “the atmosphere created by the Roma fans”.
The decision of the player, who has already joined his new teammates in Portugal and will begin this week to prepare for the new season, is “a testament to the credibility of the club and a sign of the hard work that, together, we are doing to get forward to Roma”, said, for his part, Tiago Pinto, General Director of the club.
“Paulo is a world-renowned player who has won major trophies and has been acclaimed around the world; he will bring that class to Roma and I am sure that, with him in the squad, we will be even stronger and more competitive.”
A five-time Serie A champion, Dybala began his career in his native Argentina with Instituto, before playing for Palermo Juventus in Italy, where in addition to his league titles, he has also won the Coppa Italia four times and the Italian Super Cup. in another three, remember the club.
Named Serie A Most Valuable Player in 2020, the Argentine international has made 34 appearances for the Albiceleste and the most recent of his three goals for his country was scored in June’s “Finalissima” against Italy at Wembley Stadium.
Dybala will wear his usual number 21 in his new team after Nemanja Matic, who originally chose it when he joined the Giallorossi last month, changed it to wear 8 instead.
The former Juventus player made the decision to sign for Roma in the early hours of Sunday to Monday and Mourinho’s intervention was decisive, according to the Italian media.
Dybala said goodbye to Juventus on June 30 and, although there was a lot of talk about his possible move to Inter Milan, it was finally Roma that has won his services after consolidating himself in the Turin club, with 115 goals and twelve titles spread over 5 ‘Scudetti’, 4 Coppa Italia and 3 Italian Super Cups.
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Rome formalizes the signing of Dybala for three years