Daniele De Rossi's Imminent Move To Boca Juniors Just Feels Wrong

The Italian legend will soon don the iconic blue and gold jersey, and it might as well feel like sacrilege.

Former Roma captain Daniele De Rossi has landed in Buenos Aires, Argentina to complete his medical ahead of a move to Boca Juniors.

The 18-year Roma veteran was released following the 2018-19 season, but not being ready to retire, De Rossi decided to look to play elsewhere. He appeared for the capital club 616 times, second only to Roma's other legendary gladiator Francesco Totti, who retired after the 2016-17 season, with 785.

Totti was likely the last true one-club man in modern soccer, but it still doesn't make De Rossi's move to Argentina any less strange and surreal.

The Roma era of Totti and De Rossi came and went, and since it lasted well over two decades, any club that isn't Roma feels alien. The business side of soccer strikes again, and we'll be seeing De Rossi ply his trade in the famous shirt that Diego Maradona once wore. How's that for a link?

The 36-year-old De Rossi joins a group of legends who left their preeminent clubs to play elsewhere: Steven Gerrard at the LA Galaxy, Frank Lampard at Manchester City, Andres Iniesta at Vissel Kobe, etc.

God, change sucks.

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