Paulo Dybala’s first meeting with Roma’s fans after signing his contract with the Giallorossi was pretty special.

AS Roma fans
AS Roma’s fans were excited to welcome Dybala to their team. (Image: twitter/asromaen)

More than 10k supporters came in front of the Fendi Palace to show Dybala their love. “I am very happy to meet you. Playing in Rome was always difficult for the teams I was part of, I can’t wait to enter the Olimpico with you backing me this time,” Dybala told the fans, as hundreds of flares were lit.

“I want to get to my best form as soon as possible. Roma is my destiny,” the former Juventus forward said.

The 28-year-old will not be involved in Wednesday’s friendly with Ascoli but is expected to feature against Tottenham, on Saturday, in one of Roma’s last tests this summer.

Dybala broke Ronaldo’s Serie A shirt sales record

In his first 24 hours as AS Roma player, Dybala broke his first record at the club. The Argentine sold more shirts with his name on the back than Cristiano Ronaldo did when he signed for Juventus in 2018.

The AS Roma shops were packed with fans asking to get Dybala’s no.21 shirt. He wears the same number in the Argentina national team.

Under Jose Mourinho, Roma hopes to get the glory days back at Olimpico. After winning the Conference League last season, Roma dreams to challenge Juventus, Inter, and AC Milan in the Serie A title race.

Bookies place them fourth in the Scudetto odds race this year. Roma is at +900 to win the league, behind Inter at +160, Juventus at +180, and AC Milan at +350.