We do not currently plan to support PayPal. Our payment options are credit/debit card and Apple Pay on the web, and in-app purchase in The Athletic app. You can also use a virtual debit card such as cash.me to purchase a subscription.
PayPal is a supported payment method on both the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store. If PayPal is your payment of choice, you can purchase a subscription using in-app purchases on iOS or Android by selecting PayPal as your payment method in the iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store.