Argentinian Paulo Dybala was presented this Tuesday as a new Roma player at the Palazzo della Civiltà, also known as Square Coliseum, in the Italian capital, where he was supported by 10,000 fans.
In an act that lasted less than a quarter of an hour, an emotional Dybala managed to say: “I am very proud to meet you. Playing here has always been difficult because of the team and because of what you do and now I want to enter the Olympics with everyone you”.
“All this will be a responsibility, but it will also be very beautiful. I want to get in shape fast for you. Rome was in my destiny because of what the city represented in my childhood.”
The Portuguese José Mourinho, coach of Roma, was present but did not want to harm his new player.
Roma made official on Wednesday July 20 the signing of the Argentinian, who will play the next three seasons in the Italian club and whose concentration in Albufeira (Portugal) joined the previous Monday, when it was learned he accepted the offer after speaking with Mourinho.
The striker has signed a contract with Roma until June 30, 2025. Although no figures were given, local media estimate at 6 million euros the salary the player will receive.
An enviable record
Five-time Serie A championDybala began his career in his native Argentina with Instituto, before playing for Palermo and Juventus in Italy, where in addition to six league titles (including one with Palermo in Serie B), he also won the Coppa Italia and the Italian Super. Cut into three more, recalls the club.
Named Serie A’s most valuable player in 2020, the Argentina international has played 34 games for the Albiceleste and the most recent of his own. he scored three goals for his country in the ‘Finalísima’ in June against Italy at Wembley Stadium.
Dybala will wear his usual number 21 in his new team after Nemanja Matic, who originally picked him when he joined the Giallorossi last month, changed it to 8 instead.
Dybala said goodbye to Juventus on June 30 and, although there has been much talk of his possible transfer to Inter Milan It’s finally Rome the one that was done with his services after consolidating in the Turin club, with 115 goals and twelve titles distributed in 5 ‘Scudetti’, 4 Coppa Italia and 3 Italian Super Cups.