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Daniele De Rossi Set To Stay In Italy After Leaving Roma

Daniele De Rossi Set To Stay In Italy After Leaving Roma

Daniele De Rossi may have ended his 18-season long stint at his beloved Roma but the 35-year old looks set to remain in Italy.

The midfielder received a number of offers to continue his playing career, with Boca Juniors and David Beckham's MLS franchise Inter Miami among those linked.

But according to Italian journalist Nicolo Schira from Gazzetta dello Sport, De Rossi has given his word to Serie A side Fiorentina and is poised to pen a one-year contract with the Viola.

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De Rossi wanted to remain at the Stadio Olimpico for a little longer but will now embark on a new chapter not too far away from his beloved Roma.

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The World Cup winner played his 616th and final game for the Giallorossi against Parma and it was predictably an emotional affair for 'Il Gladiatore'.

He teared up throughout, hugging Francesco Totti and all of his teammates as well as bringing on his son Noah to say goodbye.

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Roma, who will now be in the Europa League after AC Milan were banned from European football for non-compliance of Financial Fair Play, go into next season without Romanistas De Rossi and Totti on their books.

Roma's greatest ever player retired from football in 2017 and took on a role upstairs but ended his 30-year association on sour terms as he announced his resignation from the club.

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Topics: Football News, Football, Serie A, AS Roma, Italian Football, Fiorentina, Italy, Francesco Totti, Daniele De Rossi

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