Western Sydney Wanderers’ goalkeeping coach Zeljko Kalac has stated that the club aren’t interested in signing Francesco Totti
In an interview with Omnisport, the ex-Wanderers player does not believe that Totti would be able to cope with the demands of the A-league and it would be a big mistake for the club to sign him.
“He is a great player. He was a great player,” Kalac said.
“I think we all saw what Del Piero was like in his second year in Sydney. It’s a hard league. It’s a running league. Yeah, he has quality, a massive amount of quality. But his legs won’t take him far.”
Kalac added that wages may be an issue. “The kind of figures these guys are asking, it’s difficult to satisfy their needs as well,” he insisted.
Totti, who has been widely seen as one of Roma’s greatest ever players, made an emotional final appearance at his boyhood club last season after having made 786 appearances and scoring 307 goals.
Since then, the 40-year-old free agent has yet to announce his retirement, indicating that he could continue playing elsewhere next season. He has been linked with a move to MLS, J2-League’s Tokyo Verdy and Western Sydney Wanderers.