Olivier Ntcham has revealed that he has one of the most cherished souvenirs in Italian football- Francesco Totti’s last ever Roma shirt.
The young French midfielder was on a season long loan from Manchester City to Genoa when the Serie A fixture list concluded with a trip to the Olympico Stadium as Totti brought the curtain down on his incredible 24-year career with Roma.
Totti’s loyalty through good times and bad brought him one Serie A title but the respect of fans throughout Italy and beyond with Ntcham in opposition for his farewell appearance in May 2017.
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Nine minutes into the second half Totti came off the bench to replace Liverpool bound Mo Salah, signing off with a 3-2 win and an emotional farewell to the Roma fans.
That match was also to be Ntcham’s last appearance for Genoa, in July 2017 he was transferred to Celtic. Last season he returned to the Olympico Stadium to score a dramatic injury time winner for Celtic against Lazio.