Paulo Dybala was revealed as Roma’s new signing on Wednesday morning, but already there is speculation about how long he will be in the Italian captial for as his new low release clause was revealed.
The Argentine was a free agent following his departure from Juventus this summer, where the Old Lady chose not to extend the 28-year-old forward’s contract following the arrival of Serbian striker Dusan Vlahovic in January.
And though Inter Milan were widely expected to land the maestro, it was Jose Mourinho’s Roma who beat them to the punch, with Dybala signing a three year deal worth 4.5m euros per season.
Official, confirmed. Paulo Dybala has joined AS Roma on free transfer with contract valid until June 2025 that will also include a release clause. 🟡🔴🤝 #ASRoma
José Mourinho has been key factor to complete this huge signing for Roma. pic.twitter.com/ZoXSSxmndi
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 20, 2022
Release clause raises eyebrows
Despite only just having arrived at the Conference League holders, speculation continues to persist over his future due to the low release clause added into his contract, with reports suggesting that he will be available for just 20m euros (£17m) from next summer.
Valued at nearly twice that by transfer site Transfermarkt, clubs may well view it as a potential bargain come next summer, with Manchester United and Tottenham both having been linked with the versatile forward in previous seasons.
That clause, combined with the relatively low wages (around £73k per week), could make him a very attractive proposition to anyone seeking an established forward.