Paulo Dybala: The epic scenes at AS Roma star's unveiling

  • Kobe Tong
Dybala scores for Argentina.

Paulo Dybala was given one hell of a reception by AS Roma fans on Tuesday.

Having bid an emotional farewell to Juventus after seven years at the end of last season, Dybala looked for a long time to be destined for a move to Inter Milan.

However, with Inter instead deciding to re-sign Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea, the Argentine striker was forced to look elsewhere in Italy if he wanted to continue to call Serie A his home.

Dybala’s move to Roma

And that’s when Jose Mourinho came knocking with the legendary manager securing what feels like a game-changing transfer for the inaugural UEFA Europa Conference League winners.

The ‘Special One’ is rebuilding both his own and Roma’s standing in the European game and the acquisition of a top-class player like Dybala feels like the biggest statement to date on that path.

As such, it’s hardly surprising to note that the Stadio Olimpico faithful have welcomed Dybala – a man with five Scudettos, no less – to the ‘Eternal City’ with open arms.

Dybala’s stunning unveiling

In fact, we’d go as far as to say that the welcome they gave him as part of his official unveiling is one of the most astonishing that we’ve ever seen.

Yes, that’s right, we’re not exaggerating because the breath-taking atmosphere in Rome raised it up to a similar level as Cristiano Ronaldo being showcased to a packed-to-the-rafters Bernabeu.

According to Football Italia, the stages for Dybala’s big reveal were erected at Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana in the EUR section of Rome.

Thousands upon thousands of partisan Roma fans gathered on the runway where the Fendi fashion house holds its shows in what can only be described as a cauldron of atmosphere.

Roma fans celebrate.
Soccer Football – Europa Conference League – Final – Fans watch AS Roma v Feyenoord – Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy – May 25, 2022 General view as AS Roma fans celebrate on the pitch after winning the Europa Conference League REUTERS/Alberto Lingria

The fashion brand’s giant, white headquarters, which was constructed during the time of Benito Mussolini, was lit up in the red and yellow colours of Dybala’s new employers.

Epic scenes to welcome Dybala

The man himself then stepped up in Roma attire to greet the adoring fans, who proceeded to sing the club’s anthem just as if a huge game at the Stadio Olimpico was about to start.

However, trust us when we say that there’s no way we could possibly describe the epic scenes that would do them justice, so be sure to check out what must go down as one of football’s greatest ever transfer unveilings for yourself down below:

That’s just out of this world. There’s going to be some party in Rome tonight.

Fan reaction

An exciting collaboration

While Dybala’s move to Roma isn’t without risk, the 28-year-old must be feeling a lot better about his decision having seen just how much the fans love him even before he’s played a single game.

And given that he can also count on Mourinho putting his heart and soul into making the transfer a success, you can be forgiven for feeling incredibly excited about the season ahead.

However, even in an unlikely world where Dybala’s move to Rome proves to be a disaster, he’s already achieved something truly special at the club in receiving a welcome for the ages.

I’ll expect nothing less than a Dybala-like reception when I next set foot in the office…

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