De Rossi extends stay

Source:Agencies Published: 2017/5/31 23:33:39

Roma captain Daniele de Rossi signed a two-year contract ­extension on Wednesday, claiming any other decision would have been "too big a blow" following the departure of club legend Francesco Totti.

Club captain Totti, 40, ended his 25-year spell at Roma on Sunday when he played the last 36 minutes of a 3-2 home win over Genoa that secured Champions League soccer next season.

De Rossi, who is Roma's captain on the pitch, had been linked with a move away from the Stadio Olimpico.

But the 33-year-old Italy midfielder said he couldn't leave fans broken-hearted twice in the same season.

Roma coach Luciano Spalletti, who left the club on Tuesday, is expected to be named the new coach of Inter Milan in the coming days.

Inter Milan, who finished out of Europe this season, sacked Stefano Pioli last month.

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