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Paulo Dybala Breaks Cristiano Ronaldo's Record For Most Shirts Sold In Italy In One Day

Daniel Marland

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Paulo Dybala Breaks Cristiano Ronaldo's Record For Most Shirts Sold In Italy In One Day

Paulo Dybala has reportedly set the record for most shirts sold in Italy in one day after sealing a move to Roma.

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The Argentina international signed a three-year deal with Jose Mourinho's men earlier this week.

According to Corriere dello Sport, the transfer has gone down extraordinarily well in the Italian capital and Dybala is a popular figure already.

In fact, the 28-year-old has broken Cristiano Ronaldo's record for the most jerseys shifted in a single day.

Ronaldo joined Juventus from Real Madrid in 2018 and his status as one of the world's best players brought tons of publicity.

It is no match for Dybala however as there is a 'total madness' to get a shirt with his name and number on the back.

Dybala is a five-time Serie A winner, but has struggled with injury in recent years.

He made 29 appearances in the league last season but only managed to score 10 goals.

There is no doubting his ability and Roma even offered to let him wear Francesco Totti's iconic number 10, which he donned for five years at the Allianz Stadium.

Dybala turned it down out of respect for the Giallorossi icon.

"I spoke to the general manager and he asked if I wanted to take number 10, which of course is so significant here because of everything Francesco Totti did," he said in his first interview as a Roma player.

"I think that shirt and that number should remain his because of what he means to the city and the fans. I thanked him because wearing a shirt like that requires a lot of respect and responsibility.

"I still see it as his shirt. Maybe I'll wear it one day but for now I'm happy to have number 21, which is the number I wore when I first started to be successful.

"Hopefully I'll now start being successful here too."

Roma finished sixth in the last campaign but lifted the Europa Conference League - their first major European honour - in May after defeating Feyenoord.

Featured Image Credit: Roma & Alamy

Topics: Paulo Dybala, AS Roma, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus, Serie A

Daniel Marland
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