Paulo Dybala has put pen to paper on a three-year deal to complete his sensational switch to Jose Mourinho’s tutored Roma.
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. He has also had a £17m release clause inserted into his contract that will become active next summer, according to Italian news outlet La Repubblica.
The reported release clause could see him only stick around for a season in Rome, opening the door back up to English clubs, such as Manchester United and Tottenham, who were intent on bringing him to the Premier League.
‘As an opponent, I have always admired the atmosphere created by the Roma fans – I now cannot wait for the chance to salute them while wearing this shirt.’
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 teammates.
The Portuguese manager personally spoke with Dybala on the phone a week ago to convince him to join.
That conversation was crucial to Dybala as Mourinho explained Roma’s project to him.
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