No matter how often I tell myself, “Paulo Dybala is a Roma player,” it still hasn’t quite sunk in just yet, and for good reason! Acquiring this caliber of player is just not something Romanisti have come to expect over the years, but with the new regime in full swing, the Giallorossi have certainly made a statement of intent to Serie A and the soccer universe as a whole by landing Dybala’s services.
In what is arguably Roma’s biggest signing since the great Gabriel Batistuta joined the club, La Joya was officially unveiled today, allowing the many cynics who thought the move would somehow fall through to finally exhale.
With the expectation that Dybala was destined for Inter, nobody would’ve guessed that Roma would swoop in and get their man. “His wage demands are too high,” they said. “Roma can’t offer Champions League football,” they said. “We’d have to sell Zaniolo to have a chance at Dybala,” they said. And yet, as whispers began to grow that Roma were not only in the race for the former Juve star but actually leading the race for his services, we all began to dare to dream. And when the move was finally confirmed, the football world had their collective jaws on the floor, praising an absolute coup for the club!
Let’s take a look at some of the reactions to the big news:
Official, confirmed. Paulo Dybala has joined AS Roma on free transfer with contract valid until June 2025 that will also include a release clause. #ASRoma— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 20, 2022
José Mourinho has been key factor to complete this huge signing for Roma. pic.twitter.com/ZoXSSxmndi
Can't wait to see Paulo Dybala at Roma. For the club, it's a massive transfer that will only continue the excitement after a European trophy and Mourinho.— Matteo Bonetti (@Bonetti) July 18, 2022
For the player, best case scenario to start in this formation alongside Tammy. When Dybala is fit, he's a world class talent
Only eight players in Juventus' history have scored more goals for the club than Paulo Dybala:— Squawka (@Squawka) July 20, 2022
◎ 292 games
◉ 115 goals
◎ 12 trophies
La Joya is now a Roman. pic.twitter.com/dYH6Qxmiin
Jose Mourinho's front two for next season pic.twitter.com/4j2oCFTdMd— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) July 20, 2022
OFFICIAL: Roma sign Paulo Dybala as a free agent pic.twitter.com/LIW5Je3s36— B/R Football (@brfootball) July 20, 2022
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