New signing Mattia Destro has applauded Roma teammate Marco Borriello for giving him his No 22 jersey.
“I want to thank my striking colleague Borriello,” the summer signing from Siena, via Genoa, commented.
“I know how much the No 22 meant to him for personal reasons and he still decided to change his number for me.
“Marco has done a lot in his career and he’s an example for myself to follow.”
Destro has been wearing the No 12 in pre-season, but Borriello has now opted to take that jersey instead.
Nevertheless, Borriello’s future in Rome is far from certain given that he has been transfer listed by the giants.
Roma squad: 1 Lobont, 4 Bradley, 5 Castan, 7 Marquinho, 8 Lamela, 9 Osvaldo, 10 Totti, 11 Taddei, 12 Borriello, 14 Bojan, 15 Pjanic, 16 De Rossi, 17 Lopez, 20 Perrotta, 22 Destro, 23 Piris, 24 Stekelenburg, 26 Tallo 27, Dodò 29, Burdisso 42, Balzaretti 46, Romagnoli 47, Lucca 48, Florenzi, 55 Svedkauskas, 77 Tachtsidis.
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