David Beckham pays tribute to Francesco Totti

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David Beckham pays tribute to Francesco Totti

“To play in a team with him would have been very special”

Former England captain David Beckham has joined a list of football legends who have been singing their praises towards Roma’s legend Francesco Totti. The forty-year-old midfielder, who has been on Roma’s books for over 25 years is set to bring down the curtain on a glittering career next Sunday. Since making his Serie A debut back in 1992, Totti has made over 600 appearances scoring 250 goals in the process.

All week, a host of legendary faces in the world of football have been paying tribute to the World Cup winner. The list includes Paolo Maldini and Diego Maradona amongst other familiar faces.  The latter paid tribute to Totti on his Facebook profile.

“Francesco Totti is the king of Rome. He is and will be the best player I ever saw! #Respect” wrote Maradona

Now, former Manchester United player David Beckham has joined the party. The two players faced each other on several occasions but never played together. During a sit down with Roma TV Becks claimed playing with Totti would have been special.

“There was an opportunity for me to join Roma when I was in America,” said Beckham

“One of the biggest reasons that I was very tempted was because of Francesco.”

“To play in a team with him would have been very special. It’s always very special when you’re on the field playing against him.” concluded the treble winner

Roma will take on Genoa next Sunday where a win will see them claim second place ahead of Napoli.

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