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Dybala Signs for Roma

La Joya won’t be Milano-bound after all

AS Roma Unveil New Signing Paulo Dybala Photo by Fabio Rossi/AS Roma via Getty Images

It’s official. Paulo Dybala has signed a three year contract with Inter AS Roma. Despite months of pictures of Dybala in Nerazzurri decorating Italian papers, the Argentine will end up in the Eternal City on a deal worth around €6 million per year, bonuses included.

Inter’s pursuit of Romelu Lukaku put Dybala on the back burner, and then the club’s failure to offload one of Alexis Sánchez, Edin Dzeko, or Joaquin Correa put Dybala on complete standby. Roma took advantage and promptly locked down the 28-year-old to a future at the Olimpico. While this move isn’t good news for Inter, it gives Roma and Jose Mourinho a top-end piece of talent in their hunt for the top four and makes Roma all the more interesting, with an attack of Tammy Abraham, Nicolo Zaniolo, Lorenzo Pellegrini, and of course Dybala.

Juventus v FC Internazionale - Coppa Italia Final Photo by Danilo Di Giovanni/Getty Images

As for Inter, the dreams of a Lukaku-Lautaro-Dybala attack are no more. Such a trio seemed too good to be true but it still hurts to see it disappear entirely. The Nerazzurri will instead have to hope Correa manages to stay fit or Dzeko and Sánchez role back the years to back up Lukaku and Lautaro. Not impossible, but not exactly likely either. To make matter worse, Inter also missed out on another long term target, Bremer, the very same day Dybala went to Roma. Inter’s transfer window is still a success for now, but the last week has definitely put a damper on the mood at the San Siro. Things will really go downhill if Skriniar leaves, but let’s hope Bremer’s Juve move means Skriniar’s long term future is here. If not, well, then we’ll really be in trouble.