FRANCESCO TOTTI has refused to rule out the possibility of playing past his 41st birthday.
The Roma legend has spent his entire 25-year career with his hometown club.
But new sporting director, Monchi, confirmed this would be Totti’s final season at the club.
However, when asked by reporters in Italy whether Roma’s final match of the season would his farewell to the game, the 40-year-old attacking midfielder smiled, and replied: “I don’t know.”
The answer, while not clarifying of his plans, at the very least highlights his discontent at the situation.
Many Roma and football fans in general, are disappointed Totti was not allowed to announced his own retirement from a club he has given so much to — and on his own terms.
Since 1993, he has donned only the red and yellow of the club of his heart, despite having only one Serie A title and two Coppa Italia trophies to show for it.
Real Madrid on numerous occasions have tried to lure the Roman king away from the Italian capital, but he has remained loyal.
He looked set to leave the club at the end of last season with Leicester and US side, New York Cosmos keen.
However, he extended his deal to take him past his 40th birthday.
Should he decide not to retire in the summer, the USA looks his most likely destination.