There has been tension with directors Franco Baldini and Walter Sabatini, while itâ€™s unclear how important the captain is to the plans of boss Luis Enrique.
â€śA new championship starts on Sunday, a championship that begins later than in previous years,â€ť he said.
â€śAs always, I hope that the season ahead presents great satisfaction to our fans.
â€śFinally the squad will be complete after the return of the international players and we can begin to play football.
â€śWeâ€™ll have a lot of new players and all of us will have to rally around our new Coach, the team and the club to start the campaign in the best possible manner.
â€śAll of us will do this together and with one objective which is Roma, of which I am their biggest fan.
â€śWeâ€™ll all be waiting for you [fans] at the stadium to support us as you always have and Iâ€™m sure that weâ€™ll give you joy.
â€śCagliari will be waiting for us and last season [Coach Massimo] Ficcadenti caused us difficulties with Cesena. Therefore, weâ€™ll have to be focused and united for Roma.â€ť