After his contract expired with Juventus, the Argentina international became an unrestricted agent and has since joined Roma. The deal was announced yesterday.
Fabrizio Romano revealed in Substack’s exclusive CaughtOffside column that Dybala was offered to Man Utd but they declined to pursue a deal. He also didn’t have any offers from Premier League clubs.
It’s a bit surprising, given Dybala is such a well-known player and was free. However, United and other clubs may find some consolation in Dybala being available for a bargain release clause. Romano explained the details of Dybala’s situation. “Despite the speculation,” Romano said: “Despite the offer from Man United, Dybala was offered by his agents but the club had other priorities.
Dybala’s Roma deal contains a release clause. This clause will be in effect for EUR20m. However, Roma will have the option to relaunch the Stadio Olimpico or “block” it.
It’ll be interesting to see if Dybala is able to revive his career at Stadio Olimpico, and if this leads to Premier League interest.
United supporters won’t be happy if Dybala has a strong season. They could have used an upgrade to inconsistent performers like Marcus Rashford or Anthony Martial this summer.
United fans won’t be too pleased if he does have a strong season, though, as they could surely have done with bringing in an upgrade on inconsistent performers like Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial this summer.