The presence of Jose Mourinho at Roma is thought to have been a key factor in Dybala’s decision to come to a club that can only offer him Europa League football in 2022/23. The Portuguese called the forward to explain the project to him and won him over.
Dybala became a free agent following the expiration of his contract at Juventus, the club he spent the previous seven years at and contributed 115 goals and 48 assists in 293 appearances.
Dybala, 28, began his career in his homeland of Argentina with Instituto but has played in Italy since he joined Palermo in 2012 at the age of 19. He signed for Juventus after three years in Sicily – now his mission is to help Roma get into the Champions League.
Mourinho, key factor – he called Dybala to explain the project. All the documents being prepared, free transfer imminent. pic.twitter.com/qZaYmp5VqD
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 18, 2022