World Cup winner expected to sign until 2016.
Roma captain Francesco Totti has confirmed that he is close to signing a contract extension with the club, with the “final details” left to be sorted out.
The Giallorossi legend will turn 37 later this month, but despite his advancing years he continues to produce as he found the net in the 3-1 win over Parma on Monday night.
The No.10’s current deal is set to expire at the end of this season, but it is understood that he will extend until 2016, while reducing his wages from €4.5m per season to €3.2m.
Considering the length of the deal, that would mean Totti will play until he is 40 years old, and he is expected to agree on terms to become a club ambassador once his playing days are over.
“We are sorting out the final details,” Totti stated as quoted by Football Italia.
“There isn’t a lot to do. We’ll wait for the President now to make a decision on when to put pen to paper.”
This season is the veteran’s 22nd Serie A campaign with his boyhood club, and having graduated through the youth academy he has grown into an iconic figure for the supporters.
There had been a degree of controversy at the beginning of the season, when Totti jokingly suggested at Roma’s kit unveiling that it could be the last he wears.
However, it appears as though Roma supporters have little to worry about as they are set to see their idol in action for years to come as he looks to set to sign his new deal in the coming weeks.