AS Roma midfielder Simone Perrota has announced his retirement.

The midfielder will turn 36 in September and feels it is time to call it a day.

"I definitely won't stay on at Roma as a player," he told Teleradiostereo.

"I don't think I'll continue playing at all, in fact, as I'd prefer to end my career as an ex-Roma player rather than the ex of another club. I wanted to finish my playing days with this jersey and I feel it's the right thing to do.

"It is possible my story with Roma could continue in a different way. It is only right their project continue moving forward with the players they consider to be valid."