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Roma captain De Rossi to leave club after 18 years

AP  |  Rome 

Roma is surprisingly leaving his hometown club after 18 years.

Roma made the announcement on its website, adding De Rossi will hold a conference later Tuesday.

The 35-year-old is expected to play abroad following his final two upcoming matches with Roma at Sassuolo and at home against Parma.

"We will all shed tears when he pulls on the Giallorossi shirt for the last time against Parma but we respect his desire to prolong his playing career even if, at almost 36, it will be away from Rome," club said.

"On behalf of everyone at Roma, I would like to thank Daniele for his incredible dedication to this club and assure him that our doors will remain open for him to return to the club in a new role whenever he wants."

The move adds another disappointing chapter to a difficult season for Roma, which is still battling to get into the top four spots and stay in

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 16:51 IST