Milan – While still serving Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has been trying to buy Francesco Totti of AS Roma. However, his attempt was then immediately rejected the Roman camp.
Moratti tried to hook Totti in the year 2007. At that time, the club is finalizing the transfer of Cristian Chivu and he is exploring the possibility of getting other Roma players.
“I was in Rome with President (Franco) Sensi, in 2007,” said Moratti in an interview with Corriere della Sera.
“We are completing a deal for Chivu and I say it in there – if you happen to want to sell Totti, let’s say the price,” recalls Moratti.
“But, he did not think about it before answering: ‘No, Totti will remain here. I will never sell it‘,” he added.
“He’s right, though Totti will win the treble with us,” said Moratti.
In Rome, Totti is not a regular player. An attacker who is now aged 38 years it has become a symbol of Roma and holds the post of captain since 1998.
“He is an outstanding player. He is very fierce when you deal with on the field, but very friendly before and after,” said Moratti.
(mfi / din)