Italy legend Francesco Totti could be on his way to English Premier League side Leicester City this summer, in what could turn out to be one of the most sensational football transfers ever.
Reports have surfaced around Europe claiming Leicester coach Claudio Ranieri is keen on roping in the Roma veteran, who Ranieri coached during his time with the Serie A side between 2009 and 2011.
Leicester City are no doubt having a dream of a season in the English top flight, and look worthy of attracting big talents of the game. However, will the 39-year-old Totti even agree a move to another club at this point of his career? That remains to be seen.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the FIFA World Cup winner with the Azzurri is not too pleased with present Roma manager Luciano Spalletti's decision of relegating him to the bench for most of the season. Totti has appeared just five times in the Italian league this season (as of Feb. 26) and the report claims the forward's relationship with Spalletti has gone sour.
"I demand more respect for all I've done here," Totti, who already has a goal out of the five appearances in the Serie A this season, was quoted as saying by the Italian newspaper.
Totti's current contract runs until the end of this summer, and he has already rejected a contract extension. The Serie A legend therefore has two options now: Join a new club and play for probably one more season, or just plain and simple retire.
The interest from Leicester, with Italian coach Ranieri at their helm and with the Premier League on their sights this season, for the player cannot be laughed off as well. The Foxes are playing amazing football at the moment, and could have a clear chance of signing the Italy legend if they indeed win the EPL 2015-16.
Will a Jamie Vardy-Francesco Totti combination up front next season for Leicester finally be on the cards? Only time will tell.