Serbia midfielder Nemanja Matic has changed his shirt number at Italian Serie A side AS Roma following the arrival of Paolo Dybalathis week. Dybala is the latest signing at AS Roma after his transfer was confirmed on Wednesday. The petite Argentine attacker has taken the jersey number 21 at Roma following his arrival on a free transfer. Serbia international Matic was the recipient of the number 21 jersey before the arrival of former Palermo star Dybala.Serbia star Matic has taken the number eight jersey at Roma after Dybala took the number he was given when he completed a free transfer move to Roma this summer.
Matic is a new player at AS Roma after he left Premier League team Manchester United at the end of his contract last month. The Serbia international signed for the reigning UEFA Europa Conference League winners as a free agent this summer. Matic was one of several exits at Manchester United this summer. Apart from Matic, the likes of Jesse Lingard, Edinson Cavani, Juan Manuel Mata and Paul Pogba also left the Red Devils at the end of their respective Manchester United contracts.
Roma boss Jose Mourinho has a good relationship with Matic having previously managed him at two clubs. He managed the former Benfica midfielder at Chelsea and Manchester United. Mourinho has reunited with Matic at Roma as he attempts to build on the successes recorded last season. He led Roma to their first European title by masterminding the 1-0 win over Dutch team Feyenoordin the final of the UEFA Europa Conference League. Also, Mourinhowas in Roma dugout throughout the course of the season as they finished sixth.
Apart from Matic and Dybala, Roma have signed two more players. The Italians have signed shot stopper Mile Svilar and Turkish full-backZekiCelik.