Leeds United Linked With Sensational Move To Bring Francesco Totti Out Of Retirement

Leeds United have been linked with a shock move to bring Roma legend Francesco Totti out of retirement.

Totti's former teammate Marco Borriello recently linked up with 'Il Capitano' in Ibiza, where the 37-year-old has been playing.

And the well-travelled striker made the claim of the offer on the table for Totti to return to the pitch.

Speaking to Sky Italia, as per TMW, Borriello said: "I know that a great leader of an English team has made him a proposal to go back to playing football. Radrizzani of Leeds? I don't know."

Following up on that, Fox Sports Italia say that the proposal has likely come from Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds because of the way in which Borriello answered the question.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Totti retired from football in 2017 and took on a role upstairs at his beloved Roma.

However, the transition has not gone to plan and the club's greatest ever player ended his 30-year association on incredibly sour terms last week, slamming the US bosses and accusing them of excluding him from decisions.

He even went as far as saying that the American owners don't want Romans involved after seeing fellow one-club man Daniele De Rossi play his final game for Roma last month.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Totti said in a press conference: "In these eight years, the Americans have tried all the ways to set us Roman legends apart from Roma.

"I was never involved in a genuine technical project.

"In the first year, that can happen. In the second, I realised what I wanted to do and we never got together, never helped each other.

"One of us had to go. I stepped aside because you can't have too many people sticking their oar in and causing chaos. Everyone should do their own job and leave the others to get on with their own work, that'd allow everything to run smoothly."

Totti is the second Italian legend to be linked with Leeds in recent times. According to Corriere della Sera the Elland Road outfit are interested in signing free agent Gianluigi Buffon, though Parma, Atalanta and Porto are also believed to be in the race.

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