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Italian capital club AS Roma have sealed the signing of petite Argentine attacker Paolo Dybala. The former Palermo star was a free agent before he was snapped up by Roma mainly due to the influence of manager Jose Mourinho. Dybala became a free agent after his Juventus contract ended at the end of June. The player was keen to continue his career with the Old Lady, but club officials opted not to give him a new contract. Juventus had given him a new contract offer before it was withdrawn.

Dybala was a regular goalscorerfor Juventus during his time at the club. In his seven years with the Old Lady, the Argentine international scored 115 goals in 293 appearances. He ended his Juventus career with five league titles. The attacker signed for the two-time European champions from fellow Italian team Palermo in 2015.

New AS Roma signing Dybala has been given the number 21 shirt after putting pen to paper on a three-year deal. Fellow new signing NemanjaMatic had been given the number when he was signed earlier this summer as a free agent, but the Serbian international has since switched to the number eight shirt with the arrival of Dybala.
Dybala is the fourth signing at AS Roma this summer after the arrival of the aforementioned Matic on a free transfer on the back of the end of his Manchester United contract last month. Shot stopper Mile Svilar and defender ZekiCelik are the other two arrivals at the reigning UEFA Europa Conference League winners. Svilar joined Roma from Royal Antwerp in the Belgian league, while Celik has joined from French side Lille.
Roma manager Mourinho led the club to a maiden European trophy with the Conference League last season in addition to finishing in sixth place in the league and he would be hoping to build on the achievements of last season in the new season with the likes of Dybala and Matic.