Former Roma captain and midfielder Giuseppe Giannini weighed in on the club’s summer transfer market dealings, including the links to Paulo Dybala.
Giannini, who spent fifteen years with the Giallorossi, believes the acquisition of Dybala would be one of their best acquisitions since the 2000 arrival of Gabriel Batistuta.
“Dybala would be a huge coup for Roma. He’d be the most exciting purchase since Batistuta,” he told Corriere dello Sport.
“He’d bring the team close to a Scudetto-worthy level. His arrival would trigger enthusiasm among the rest of the team and as well as the supporters. The morale at Roma already seems high but it’d reach the stars if Dybala came.”
He continued, “The attack would be incredibly powerful, just thinking about it is tantalising. Though, I realise it won’t be an easy deal to get over the line. I’d rather discuss this subject once I see Dybala with a Roma shirt on.”
“Hopefully we’re able to see how far Roma can go with Dybala. They’d have a good defence and attack when added to the organisational structure Mourinho gives the team—it’d be at least a top-three team in Serie A.”
“Rome can offer a lot to Dybala in terms of affection, it’s not small feat these days for a footballer to become an idol of a team.”
“It’s huge to become the symbol of the club that represents the Italian capital, which is what he could do. He was important at Juve but in Rome he would discover an environment that can not be equaled in terms of passions and energy among the fanbase.”