Wed 01 December 2021 | 12:10

Totti denied negotiations with Barcelona during his career

The World Cup winner won many honors in his beloved team and never left the team.

Roma

captain Francesco Totti has claimed that he has never negotiated with

Barcelona

, but

Real Madrid

did their best to transfer him to Spain.

The Wolves legend spent all his football career in Rome and had an exceptional performance in this team. He finally retired in May 2017 at the age of 39. Rumors have been circulating recently that Barcelona are in talks to sign Totti, but the former Roma captain has denied the allegations.

“No, honestly, during my career, I never talked to Barcelona about a transfer to Catalonia,”

Totti revealed.

“Real Madrid, on the contrary, would have done anything.

“I’m also sorry because Barcelona are a great team to watch, and it would have been nice to play there. In another world, let’s see if Barcelona will come forward.”

“For me, staying in Rome was the best choice,”

Totti said.

“It’s true that at some point in my career, I was close to signing for Real. But I decided with my heart.

“It’s normal that when you play in certain teams like Roma, unlike Real Madrid, you have less chance of winning a Champions League. But Roma were my champions.”

Xavi has recently been selected as Barcelona's manager and has won 2 and drawn 1 of his team's 3 games. Now Totti has praised the former Barca midfielder, claiming he will bring the club back to the top.

“The situation is a bit particular,”

Totti said.

“Even from the outside, we saw Barcelona win every game with a goal difference of three or four.

“Now, there have been changes, there’s a real revolution. It won’t be easy, but I’m sure the club will return to very high levels.

“If he [Xavi] coaches like he played, I don’t think there will be any problems. In this team there are great young players, who will have a rosy future.”

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