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Roma great Totti: Sampdoria were desperate to sign me

Roma great Francesco Totti admits Sampdoria tried to sign him during his playing career.

Totti made the admission when praising Daniele de Rossi for leaving Roma for Boca Juniors.

He said, “I fully respect what Daniele did, everyone is free to do what they see fit. At the end of my career, I received offers above all from abroad, but also from Italy.

Sampdoria wanted me at all costs. (Massimo) Ferrero has a soft spot for me and he would've done anything to get me there.

“I had doubts. I wanted to keep playing because I felt I could still give something, but ultimately it would've done nothing for me.

“I had only one idea in my mind: to wear only one shirt. All my 24 years' worth of memories with Roma would've been erased, so I decided to retire."

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