Francesco Totti has put pen to paper on a new one-year contract at Roma which will see him spend his final season as a professional at Stadio Olimpico.

Doubts surfaced over the former Italy international’s future earlier in the season after reports of a row with manager Luciano Spalletti.

However, Roma have moved to retain the services of their captain for another season.

READ ALSO  Barcelona clinch 24th La Liga title

“I really desired this contract, which is the realisation of my dream,” Totti told Roma TV.

“I always hope to end my career having worn a single shirt, that of Roma.

“After speaking with the president [James Pallotta] I am even more convinced that by remaining united we can achieve great things.”

READ ALSO  Ronaldo close to sealing 23 million euros new Madrid deal

Totti joined Roma as a 12-year-old in 1989 and, since making his debut in 1993, has made 758 appearances in all competitions and scored 304 goals – both of which are club records.

President Pallotta lauded the signing of his contract as a symbolic moment on the club’s 89th anniversary.

READ ALSO  Romero replaces Juan de Ramos as Malaga gaffer

“It’s quite fitting that on the anniversary of the day AS Roma was founded, Francesco Totti has signed a new playing contract,” he added.

“No one has played more games or scored more goals for this football club than Francesco Totti and we’re delighted that he will continue for one more season.


AdAre you a One Minute Man? This Nafdac Approved Solution Would Help you Last 30mins+ with no side effects