Boca prepare De Rossi jersey

Daniele De Rossi would be handed the Number 16 jersey for Boca Juniors in the Copa Libertadores, according to reports in Argentina.

The World Cup winner turns 36 later this month and is a free agent, as Roma decided not to renew his contract.

He had been leaning towards retirement, but last night multiple reports emerged from Italy and Argentina that he had given the all-clear to join Boca Juniors.

Negotiations advanced well with Boca director and former Roma teammate Nicolas Burdisso, while De Rossi has always said it is his dream to play in the Bombonera.

It looks as if he’ll get that experience and can wear the Number 16 jersey in the Copa Libertadores, as it’d be released by youth team player Adrian Sanchez, claim Informacion CABJ.

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