Tuesday July 26 2016
Totti: Footballers like nomads

Roma’s Francesco Totti has criticised the high profile transfers of Miralem Pjanic and Gonzalo Higuain this summer.

Both players have joined champions Juventus from the Giallorossi and Napoli respectively and, when quizzed by Gazzetta World about the moves, the one-club man accused modern footballers of following money over their hearts.

“Footballers today are a bit like nomads,” Totti said. “They follow money and not their hearts. Maybe that is the difference between me and all the others.

“There are not many sportsmen who follow their hearts. If I had only thought about money I would have left Roma 10 years ago. For me it’s about passion, not about money.

“I have always loved these colours and always wanted to put on this shirt.”

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