Former Roma captain Francesco Totti has officially registered as a domiciled sports agent and is now free to operate in the Italian market.
The Italian achieved legendary status during his time with I Giallorossi, scoring over 300 goals in his 786 appearances between 1992 and 2017 and repeatedly turned down moves away from the club.
Totti took up a role as club director after deciding to hang up his boots in 2017, though he stepped down from the role citing differences with Roma’s owners. He’s also previously started studying for his coaching badges but had to withdraw from the course due to his commitments to Roma at the time.
He’s now decided to chance his arm as a sports agent and was officially registered on 23 March.
His registration was confirmed despite being embroiled in an ongoing legal battle between himself and the FIGC agents commission.
Claims have been raised against Totti with regards to him carrying out duties as a sports agent prior to obtaining the necessary registration enabling him do so.
However, he vehemently denies the claims and says none of his business has ever been conducted outside of the law.
“With reference to a series of articles published by many media outlets and to the news, currently unanswered, of the opening of an investigation against me and a complaint from an association of agents that attributes me to having carried out activity as an agent, I reiterate as already specified on 18 August 2020 that I do not practice the activity of a sports agent, but I only carry out the scouting activity in accordance with all the provisions of the law, as well as the FIGC and CONI regulations,” he said as reported by Corriere dello Sport.
“I distrust anyone from persisting in exploitation containing approximations and inaccuracies regarding my business, reserving every initiative for myself.”