The legendary Italian midfielder says goodbye to his beloved fans. De Rossi leaves Roma after 18 years and the club will miss his important guidance on and off the field.
In the coming months, we will witness the total change of a young group without its most important point of reference. De Rossi was not only a qualitatively superior player but an unparalleled spiritual guide. If Francesco Totti is recognized as the strongest player who has worn the Roma jersey, Daniele represented the true feelings of the fans.
Rome is ready for a radical change. Reportedly, the club would like to start a profound restructuring also due to the need to lower operating costs. According to several Italian outlets, Edin Dzeko, Aleksandar Kolarov, and Kostas Manolas could be leaving soon continuing a process of change of senators who have been leading the group in recent years.
But if the departures of Salah, Rudiger, Alisson, Nainggolan, and Strootman have reduced the performance of the club, culminating in the non-qualification for the Champions League, now the situation is different. Roma faces a pivotal moment this summer. Will the club be able to get up after the storm that hit them this season?
De Rossi was the undisputed leader in which the fans placed their hopes. Now that he’s gone, we just have to wait to see what developments can have a technical project that has undergone incredible changes over the years.