Paulo Dybala breaks Cristiano Ronaldo’s record in Italy before playing a single game for AS Roma


Paulo Dybala breaks Cristiano Ronaldo’s record in Italy before playing a single game for AS Roma

Cristiano Ronaldo is said to have lost his record for the most shirts sold in Italy in a single day to one of his former teammates. Ronaldo set the record in 2018 when he moved from Real Madrid to Serie A giants Juventus for £100 million. But, unlike many of the other records set by the Portuguese superstar over the course of his career, he has now been surpassed.

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According to Corriere dello Sport, that man is Paulo Dybala, who joined AS Roma on a free transfer on Wednesday. Dybala left Juventus, where he had spent three years playing alongside Ronaldo, at the end of last season and had expressed a desire to remain in Italy.

With moves to Inter Milan and AC Milan falling through, Roma provided him with the opportunity to fulfill his ambition. The Argentine has now signed a three-year contract to move to the Stadio Olimpico, putting Jose Mourinho’s men in the running for the title.

Fans have flocked to buy Dybala’s new shirt, recognizing the significance of his arrival. So many people bought Dybala jerseys that the 28-year-old broke Ronaldo’s record for most shirts sold in a single day in Italy.

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The report does not include any official figures for shirts sold, but the measurements are based on how many respective kits each club sold the day after either player’s announcement. Dybala was offered Francesco Totti’s iconic number 10 shirt, but he chose number 21, which he wears for the Argentine national team.

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Roma’s tenacity to get the deal off the line impressed Argentinian Paulo Dybala

Despite battling injuries last season, Dybala scored ten goals to help Juventus finish in the top four of Serie A. And he wants to bring success to Roma, who are hoping for another successful season under Mourinho after winning the Europa Conference League last season.

“The days that have led up to me signing this contract have been filled with so many emotions. The speed and determination with which Roma demonstrated just how much they wanted me made all the difference,” Dybala said after signing for Roma.

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“I am joining a team that is on the up, a club that continues to put in place strong foundations for the future, and a coach, Jose Mourinho, that it will be a privilege to work with. As an opponent I have always admired the atmosphere created by the Roma fans – I now cannot wait for the chance to salute them while wearing this shirt.”

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