- Captain Daniele De Rossi will bring the curtain down on his 18-year career with Roma at the end of the season after confirming on Tuesday that the Serie A side had decided not to renew his contract.
- The 35-year-old former World Cup winning midfielder will play his final game at home against Parma on May 26, but will not be retiring from professional football.
- ” For 18 years, Daniele has been the beating heart of AS Roma’s team,” said club president Jim Pallotta said.
- De Rossi told a press conference he only learned on Monday his contract would not be renewed.
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