Daniele de Rossi has revealed that he would have left the Serie A side AS Roma this summer if suitable offers had come in. The star agreed to a two year extension last May but he was ready to move ahead few weeks back.
De Rossi opened up that if suitable offers came in from European or American sides he would have accepted. The player is keen on getting experience elsewhere while he is still actively playing football. He is seeking fresh tests outside of Stadio Olimpico.
“I think I ought to have an experience elsewhere. I had already decided to do it last year, as for long periods there was no contact with the club over my renewal. If a big European or American club had come in, I probably wouldn’t be here today. It’s no secret one of my dreams is to go to America for a lifestyle and football experience,” De Rossi said.
The player has spent 16 years at the club and he continues to help them topple Juventus in the league. De Rossi could have been playing elsewhere in the same league as another top side was interested but he opted to remain at Roma. He claimed he could not betray the love of the city and fans with such a move.
Following the retirement of club legend Francesco Totti, De Rossi became the skipper and rallying force in the team. The player said he would very much love to experience what Totti received when he retired. For now he continues to contribute to the team’s success. For now, there are no indications if the 34-year old would still move to his dream place America when his current deal lapses.