Argentina forward Paulo Dybala has joined Italian Series A side AS Roma, it is gathered that the player will be Jose Mourinho’s new Lionel Messi in Roma. The player joined the club as a free agent, his contract with Juventus expired at the end of last month and he has been a free agent since then.
Jose Mourinho Signs Dybala to make him his new Messi
The 28-year-old attacker joins on a three-year deal, he scored 115 goals in 293 appearances for the Turin-based club after joining from Palermo in 2015 and won five Serie A titles. According to him, speaking about his new project he said:
“The days that have led up to me signing this contract have been filled with so many emotions.” “The speed and determination with which Roma demonstrated just how much they wanted me made all the difference.” “I am joining a team that is on the up, a club that continues to put in place strong foundations for the future, and a coach, Jose Mourinho, that it will be a privilege to work with.”
Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma finished sixth in Serie A last season which was his first season with the club he won the European Conference League with the club to become the first manager to win the trophy. AS Roma general manager Tiago Pinto speaking on the arrival of Dybala said:
“Paulo is a world-renowned player who has won major trophies and gained global acclaim; he will bring that class with him to Roma and I am sure that, with him in the squad, we will be even stronger and more competitive.”
Dybala is Mourinho’s fourth signing of the summer following the arrivals of former Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic, goalkeeper Mile Svilar, and defender Zeki Celik from Lille.
The Argentine has chosen to wear the number 21 shirt, which had initially been picked by Matic when he joined last month. The Serbia international has switched to the number eight jersey.