AS Roma Thomas di Benedetto has assured Francesco Totti of his place in the new board's plans.

There is tension in the Giallorossi camp after Totti was only fielded for the final 15 minutes of a 1-0 Europa League defeat to Slovan Bratislava.

"Totti is an extraordinary player, the greatest of the last 50 years," American investor Di Benedetto told the Corriere dello Sport.

"He is already part of Roma's history and is a fundamental element for us. Above all, we need him on the pitch."

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