Giallorossi captain will stay until June 2016.
Roma captain Francesco Totti has officially signed a two-year extension with the club, which will see him remain until June 2016.
The 36-year-old put pen to paper in a press conference in the capital on Friday, alongside president James Pallotta who flew in to Italy for the presentation as well as the Rome derby on Sunday.
“I want to really thank the President for giving me the opportunity to keep wearing the shirt that I have always supported and always loved,” the almost 37-year-old commented as quoted by Football Italia.
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“Everyone wanted it to happen, me and the club.
“I have another two years on my contract, two more years of responsibility, we have a lot of work to do and I hope we do well for this American Roma,” he added.
Totti has just begun his 22nd Serie A campaign with his boyhood club after progressing through the youth ranks, and is rightly considered as an icon by the supporters.
He spoke briefly on how pleased he is with the way the club have treated him as he nears the end of his career, as he is becoming one of the last remaining flag bearers in the Italian game with Alessandro Del Piero leaving Juventus last year.
The veteran believes that the club has a very promising future ahead and is determined to celebrate his new contract in the derby with Lazio on Sunday.
He also left the door open for a recall to the Italian national side, as such has been his form in recent times he is still considered by Cesare Prandelli despite his last cap coming back in the World Cup final in 2006.
Totti is the second highest ever goalscorer in Serie A with 228 goals, and he will now have an additional two years to add to that tally.