De Rossi has played a big part in Roma's 100 per cent start to the season.
â€śThere was a lot of talk about me leaving this summer,â€ť he told Sky Sport Italia.
â€śWhen I spoke to the Coach and the club, seeing as I like to always be clear, for the first time ever I said Iâ€™d be willing to listen to any offers. Iâ€™d see them, evaluate them, whereas in previous years I had always turned down any proposal without even hearing who it was from.
â€śThis year I felt that it could be the right year to change or at least listen to what was out there. As you know, last season things didnâ€™t go well for me and I wanted the best both for me and above all â€“ and I say above all â€“ for Roma.
â€śBeing a Roma player and not making the fans happy, not having everyone agree you should be there, is a pretty crushing blow for me,â€ť said the lifelong Giallorossi supporter.
â€śThere were many things that werenâ€™t going well at Roma, but for me there was something even more important. I couldnâ€™t bear to think that my last game in a Roma jersey would be that Coppa Italia Final lost to Lazio.
â€śI could imagine myself in any team in the world, lifting any trophy, but to think my last match for Roma was a lost Final Derby was the wrong ending for one of the greatest love stories between a club and a player. I couldnâ€™t do it.â€ť
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