Leaked WhatsApp audio of Daniele De Rossi has unveiled the background behind his exit from the Giallorossi. The Roma captain sent voice notes to close friends of his, which have since been leaked. Here is an excerpt of his words:
“The press officers are good guys, they’re just doing their jobs — they’ve been receiving some unfair stick for this situation that they had nothing to do with. I told Fienga, ‘If you think I’m too injury prone, pay me as I play — €100,000 per appearance. You don’t think I can play ten matches? If I don’t play in a single match, I’ll play for free, so what’s the problem’? Then he (Fienga) told me that’s a good idea and agreed. So after we met for two hours, I got home and he told me that he spoke to Pallotta and that he agreed with the parameters we discussed earlier. But how is it (he starts laughing) that we don’t speak for an entire year? It’s been an entire year and nobody has offered me anything. So out of personal dignity, I refused”.