J2 League club Tokyo Verdy make bold move for Francesco Totti

J2-League Tokyo Verdy have expressed an interest in signing Francesco Totti, who leaves Roma this summer after 25 years with his boyhood club.

“It’s true, we are interested. We contacted him, but so far there has been no progress,” said Hideaki Hanyu, the club’s president, as quoted by AS.

According to reports, the World Cup winner has asked for a contract of around 3 million euros-a-season, while Tokyo Verdy is offering him one million.

“He asks a contract worth 3 million euros. Having him here would be a dream”, added Hanyu.

After leaving Roma, the 40-year-old football legend is still unclear where his next destination will be, with retirement still an option. The Japanese football league could be another challenge of “The Golden Boy” before he hangs up his boots.