Former AS Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi signs for Argentine club Boca Juniors on one-year deal

Daniele De Rossi arrived in Buenos Aires on Thursday and is expected to be officially presented to the media at Boca's iconic Bombonera stadium on Monday

Agence France-Presse July 28, 2019 23:40:41 IST
Former AS Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi signs for Argentine club Boca Juniors on one-year deal
  • Veteran former Italy international Daniele De Rossi has signed a one-year deal to join Boca Juniors, the Argentine giants revealed on their Twitter account on Friday

  • The 2006 World Cup winner played 615 matches for the Italian team, scoring 61 goals in all competitions. Only club legend Francesco Totti played more games for the club

  • The midfielder, who played 117 times for Italy from 2004-17, posed for photographs with Boca's blue and yellow jersey alongside sporting director Nicolas Burdisso

Buenos Aires: Veteran former Italy international Daniele De Rossi has signed a one-year deal to join Boca Juniors, the Argentine giants revealed on their Twitter account on Friday.

Former AS Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi signs for Argentine club Boca Juniors on oneyear deal

File image of Daniele De Rossi. Reuters

De Rossi, who turned 36 two days ago, brought to an end an 18-year career with his hometown club Roma at the end of last season.

The 2006 World Cup winner played 615 matches for the Italian team, scoring 61 goals in all competitions. Only club legend Francesco Totti played more games for the club.

De Rossi arrived in Buenos Aires on Thursday and is expected to be officially presented to the media at Boca's iconic Bombonera stadium on Monday.

"Daniele De Rossi signed his contract for one season and is #Boca's new reinforcement," the club wrote on Twitter.

The midfielder, who played 117 times for Italy from 2004-17, posed for photographs with Boca's blue and yellow jersey alongside sporting director Nicolas Burdisso, who played alongside him at Roma for five years from 2009-14.

"I couldn't end my career without playing for Boca," De Rossi had said a few days ago.

Roma wished their former talisman "good luck" on Twitter.

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