The former Italy international striker revealed the transfer deal that was accepted by Roma during his time at the club.
“I returned to the club after having played some great games at Euro 2004, Totti had made a mistake as he had spit at Christian Poulsen and Franco Baldini had sold him to Chelsea. I was the future of Roma,”
said during a live Twitch stream with
“Totti found out about it and that’s where the problems begun."
striker revealed why he left the Giallorossi for
a few years later.
“I left Roma because of the contract extension. They didn’t keep their word.
“I thought I would join Inter, but [Ernesto] Bronzetti called me and said Real Madrid were interested in signing me. How could I turn their offer down? I had some doubts, but I couldn’t say no.
“I could have joined Juventus when I was at Bari, the two clubs had reached an agreement, but after three days Roma offered more money.
"I chose Rome they offered a higher salary, but I would have turned Juve down anyway, because I would last three days over there. It was not the right environment for me.”