Francesco Totti could be replaced by Alessandro Florenzi at AS Roma

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We all know the story Francesco Totti, a player who has been at Roma his entire career, but at 38 years of age, fans may well be looking for a new face to represent their club.

Totti is not just a legend in Roma, or indeed Italy, but all over the world football fans have idolised the Italian. Having been part of the senior team at Roma since 1993, Totti is one of the only 'one club players' left in professional football.

When you think of modern legends of football, you think of Zidane, Henry and Raul, along with many others. Totti is certainly up there with the best of players in terms of quality, but he truly is a player that anyone associated with Roma loves dearly.

Who could replace this legend?

The one thing Totti is most famous for, is how much he loves Roma, and the way he shows it on the pitch transcends into the stands also. Roma are now left looking for a new face to represent them, and they may have another making a name for himself in Serie A right now.

Alessandro Florenzi is a player still very much unknown. Recently however, he has been the heart of the Roma squad. Although the 24-year-old only has five goals and four assists in Serie A this year, the passion and desire he plays with is exactly the reason why Roma are so fond of him.

Italian international Florenzi has all the qualities you'd look for in a star player also. He's quick, technically brilliant and links up play superbly. Although he doesn't quite play in the same role as Totti, the right winger certainly looks like he could thrive as the spear-head of a counter attacking team.

Will he stay at Roma?

Honestly, probably not. In modern day football, the chances of a player spending his entire career at a club is highly unlikely. But with Roma currently in second place in Serie A, and with the prospect of Champions League football next season, there won't be anything other than money to draw the winger away from the Stadio Olimpico.

I think Florenzi could become a big player for Roma, and indeed Italy in the near future. I'd love to see Florenzi in the Premier League, but with the prospect of becoming 'the next Totti', the chances of Florenzi leaving soon seem slim.

What do you make of Florenzi? Would he suit the Premier League? Do Roma need a new hero? Let us know in the comments!

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