Paulo Dybala completes free transfer to Roma as former Juventus forward puts pen to paper on three-year deal, worth £5m a year… as Jose Mourinho plays vital role in convincing the Argentine to join the club over Napoli
- Paulo Dybala has joined Roma on a free transfer following his exit from Juventus
- The Argentine has put pen to paper on a three-year deal with the Italian club
- Jose Mourinho has played a pivotal part in bringing Dybala to Roma on a free
Paulo Dybala has completed his sensational switch to Roma, putting pen to paper on a three-year deal with Jose Mourinho’s side.
The Italian capital-based club were in a three-way tussle with Napoli and Inter Milan to secure the 28-year-old’s services after he left Juventus as a free agent at the end of last month.
The Argentina international’s deal will be until 2025 and worth £5million (€6m) a year, including bonuses, at the Stadio Olimpico.
Ex-Juventus star Paulo Dybala has completed his sensational move to Roma on a free transfer
Dybala flew to Portugal earlier this week – where Roma are currently on pre-season – to complete his medical before joining up with Mourinho and his new team-mates.
Fabrizio Romano revealed that the Portuguese manager personally spoke with Dybala on the phone a week ago to convince him to join.
It appears that conversation was crucial to Dybala as Mourinho explained Roma’s project to him.
Roma manager Jose Mourinho has played a pivotal part in bringing Dybala to the club on a free
It seemed Dybala was set for a move to last season’s Serie A runners-up Inter Milan.
However, that move was later scuppered due to the requests from Dybala’s agent and their need to sell either Edin Dzeko or Joaquin Correa after Romelu Lukaku’s arrival.
The delay opened the door for Roma, with Mourinho pushing hard to seal the move for the five-time Serie A winner.
It continues the Italian side’s push to complete their business early in the transfer window, with Zeki Celik, Nemanja Matic and Mile Svilar having already come through the door.
Dybala scored 115 goals and won five Serie A titles during his seven-year stint at Juventus
Dybala scored 115 goals for Juventus in 293 appearances across all competitions during his seven-year stint at the Allianz Stadium.
He won five Serie A titles at the club, along with four Coppa Italia crowns.
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