Francesco Totti isn’t happy with former team Roma, as the Italian legend has taken a sensational swipe at the club, telling agents not to do business with them. Totti quit his role as player director in the summer and has since been involved in a huge fallout with his boyhood club.
His most recent attack came when he was asked the question of what he would do if he had a young Francesco Totti as a client.
“I would not send him to play at Roma because they would sell him pretty quickly,” told DAZN per The Sun.
Over the last couple of seasons, Roma have lost very promising players such as Alisson Becker and Konstantinos Manolas. It looks like they’re resigned to lose their biggest players, even though they just reached the Champions League semi-finals with a great core in 2018.
Totti has to be one of the biggest idols of this club, if not the biggest after he made an incredible 786 appearances for Roma throughout his career and scored 307 goals in his 25 years as a first-teamer.
He would have collected more appearances with the Serie A side; he didn’t want to hang up his boots in 2017 and claims the club hierarchy made him finish his career early.
“Everyone knows they made me stop playing.
“They wanted me to stop. I had a six-year contract already as a director.”
He also went on to discuss the issues he had with director Franco Baldini and that he felt only one of them could say at the club.
“The rapport with Franco Baldini has never existed and never will. If I made this decision, it’s only normal that there were misunderstandings, problems within the club.
“One of us had to go. I stepped aside because you can’t have too many people sticking their oar in and causing chaos.”
Totti’s tenure with Roma was the biggest proof of loyalty in football; he refused to leave the club even when other top sides like Real Madrid were after him.
His career was anything but trophy-laden, but he did manage to win the Scudetto in 2000/2001 as well as two back-to-back Coppa Italias in 2006/07 and 2007/08.