Daniele De Rossi compliments Leandro Paredes on Roma return

Andy Mattioli

Leandro Paredes’ decision to return to Roma elicited great enthusiasm among fans and former players alike.

One of the more prominent figures of the club – legendary club captain Daniele De Rossi – went as far as giving Paredes his blessing to wear the iconic 16 shirt number.

In a recent Instagram story, De Rossi – who shared the dressing room with Paredes between 2015 and 2017 and became good friends with the Argentine – gave his seal of approval and complimented the 29-year-old on his return to the Italian capital.

“Welcome back home, my friend,” wrote De Rossi. “This number fits you perfectly.”

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