Paulo Dybala joined AS Roma on a three-year contract, departing from league rivals Juventus. He had spent seven seasons with the Turin-based club before making the move to the Italian capital. The 29-year-old played a significant role in the Juventus squad during his time with the Bianconeri.
Despite interest from Inter Milan and the current champions Napoli, he made the decision to join AS Roma. The Giallorossi boss, Jose Mourinho, has recently praised Paulo Dybala and compared his importance to the likes of Kylian Mbappe at PSG.
Dybala’s Roma impact reminds Mourinho of Mbappe
Mourinho emphasized the importance of Paulo Dybala on his team following a narrow 2-1 win in their Europa League opener against Sheriff on Thursday. While acknowledging Dybala’s impact, Mourinho went on to compare the forward to players like Kylian Mbappe at PSG and Bernardo Silva at Manchester City.
Jose Mourinho said, “Paulo for us is like Bernardo Silva for City or Mbappé for PSG. He is a special player, but I can’t always use him; he needs to be managed and rested.” He explained why he won’t play the Argentine consistently due to their upcoming schedule, especially given his recent struggles with injuries and fitness concerns.
Jose added further, “With Torino, I will start him from the beginning, but maybe I will have to remove him before the end because he will also have to play in the middle of the week against Genoa.”
How long has Dybala been at Roma?
In the summer of 2022, Dybala made the move to the capital city of Rome from Juventus as a free agent. The Argentine decided not to renew his contract with Juventus and chose to play under Mourinho, who played a key role in his transfer to Join a Rome-based Club.
Dybala represented Juventus for seven seasons, amassing phenomenal figures with over 293 appearances, 115 goals, and 48 assists. He won five league titles and four Coppa Italia trophies with them. Last season, while playing for Roma, the 29-year-old contributed to 26 goals, scoring 18 and providing 8 assists in a total of 38 appearances across all competitions.
His performance helped Roma secure a spot in the UEFA Europa League.Dybala has scored two goals and made three appearances with two starts and as a substitute across all competitions.