World Cup champion Paulo Dybala has been in excellent form since joining AS Roma earlier this season.
The ever-popular and handsome Argentine has quickly become a fan favorite in Rome — after all, he beat Ronaldo's Serie A record for most kits sold in 24 hours upon his signature.
The Argentine signed for Jose Mourinho's side on a free transfer last summer, penning a three-year deal with Roma with the option to extend. The Italian giants are now determined to secure the player's future.
AS Roma open new contract talks with ‘La Joya”
After scoring a brace in last night's two-nil victory over Fiorentina, AS Roma are preparing a new deal for the 29-year-old gem.
The Giallorossi are trying to nail down La Joya long-term to stymie interest elsewhere — Dybala is consistently linked with Premier League clubs Arsenal and Tottenham.
AS Roma are ready to open talks with Dybala by offering him an extension to 2026 at $6.5 per year, twice his current salary. The new deal makes him the team's highest-paid player. The Romans also want to nullify the release clause of $22 million.
Roma's new number 10 is clearly a game-changer. He's scored ten goals in just 16 matches this term; when he's fit, he's indispensable to Mourinho's side. Roma sit seventh in the Serie A Table.
“But with Paulo this is easier,” admitted the Special One after yesterday's match.
“Paulo Dybala is a player who makes the team and the coach better, there is teamwork, but Paulo is something else, he has a different flavor.”
Dybala also sent Roma to the Italian Cup quarterfinals with a second-half striker by the forward last week.
Roma fans, is this new Dybala contract a no-brainer?