Roma midfielder Simone Perrotta believes teammate Daniele De Rossi is fundamental to the Giallosrossi's fortunes.
The vice-Captain has been linked with a move away from Stadio Olimpico after Coach Zdenek Zeman claimed the 29-year-old hadn't 'integrated' with his style of play.
But the former Chievo man is clear that his midfield partner loves the club.
“Daniele is the protagonist of this team,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “He is a player of the highest quality.
“I know he's very attached to the shirt and the city, but only he knows if his future is away from the club.
“I hope he stays because he can make the difference.”