La Repubblica (Matteo Pinci) There are some who already want him to go to America to play against – or maybe join – his friend Andrea Pirlo. Others imagined that he may go to Turin to wear the shirt of the enemy, Juventus. But with 8 months left on his contract, Daniele De Rossi’s priority lies elsewhere: with Roma.
The spirit of Roma, of not backing down but resisting and keeping going, is typified by their three midfield players, who were able to neutralise Porto with their strength and tackling. One of them, Daniele De Rossi, prophetically called the game “a battle”. If the target of the Champions League now seems to be within reach, it’s down to the perfect execution of the job done by the captain against Porto – De Rossi himself.
Luciano Spalletti has spoken in depth about Roma’s transfer plans for this summer, discussing potential signings, the difficulty of keeping players signed on loan last summer and who he hopes to keep at the club following Miralem Pjanic’s departure.
After Roma won their eighth Primavera league title last weekend, asroma.co.uk looks at the last Giallorossi squad to win the Campionato Primavera and where they are now.