In an age of ever changing squads and players heading here and there to keep their careers fast moving forward, if there is one player that defines loyalty, it is none other than the king of Roma and their club captain, Francesco Totti.
The club has today announced that their skipper and legend will officially be hanging his boots at the end of the season, as the team prepares for life without him for the first time since over two decades.
The player will wear the Roma jersey for the last time in an away fixture at Genoa on the 28th of May. This news was confirmed by the club’s new sporting director Monchi, who also mentioned that Totti will further stay at the club as a director after his playing days are over.
“Francesco is Roma, I want to be as close to him as possible. I’d love to learn even one per cent of the huge amount that he knows,” Monchi mentioned in his presentation earlier today.
When questioned on who could replace Totti to lead the attacking line next season onwards, Monchi said: “Kessié is a great player who we’re following and who I already knew about.”
Daniele De Rossi is another legend that has been at the club since well over a decade, but the iconic number 10 jersey with Totti’s name will certainly be a sight the fans will miss beyond limits.
With Roma currently in second place with 75 points from 34 matches, 9 points behind Juventus, the club would want to give their all to chase the leaders and somehow miraculously give their captain a perfect and fitting goodbye.
Written by Vikram Gupta
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