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Official: Daniele de Rossi becomes a Boca Juniors player

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After so much waiting and speculation about his future in football, Daniele de Rossi was finally presented as Boca Juniors’ new player.

The day finally arrived, Italian Daniele de Rossi finally fulfilled his dream of playing at Boca Juniors for a short period of time.

The midfielder previously expressed his burning desire to someday play for the same club in which Diego Maradona played, which finally became a reality today.

The negotiations were a little long because the details of the contract needed to be exact, but De Rossi finally arrived in Argentina on Wednesday night and he finally presented himself as the latest Boca recruit.

The star passed the medical tests and he even formed part of the club’s training session in the morning, he is in top physical shape as expected.

De Rossi had been training ahead of the imminent announcement of his new destination, there was even a video of him running next to Francesco Totti in an Italian forest before making his trip to Argentina.

Daniele is the eighth Italy National Team international who gets to play in Boca Juniors, the most recent ones are Gabriel Paletta, Daniel Osvaldo, and Cristian Ledesma.

De Rossi was received by thousands of excited Boca Juniors fans when he arrived in the Buenos Aires airport from Italy.

There is a very important level of excitement for his participation in South American football.

There haven’t been many European players in Argentine soccer, which makes De Rossi’s arrival a lot more special.

The player confessed that his biggest reason to say yes to Boca Juniors after he decided that he wasn’t going to play anymore, was the convincing labor that the club’s officials did with him.

De Rossi was a kid during the Diego Maradona era in Napoli, he followed the Argentine legend closely from a very early age and he always dreamed of playing the same clubs he did.

Another major reason why he decided to pick Boca Juniors above any other club, was the fact that he will get to play at the mythical Bombonera Stadium.

De Rossi always followed the games of Boca from a distance and he always loved the stories of this stadium that is famous around the world.

There are very few temples in the world of football, the Olimpico from Rome was De Rossi’s home for most of his career and now he gets to play in another one.

The initial plan for Daniele is to play for Boca one season, but he left the door open for more seasons if he feels like he can help the squad at his advanced age.

There was already the approval from manager Marcelo Lippi, who coached Daniele during his spell as the Italy coach and won the 2006 World Cup alongside him.

The manager begged the fans to treat this player well, he is convinced that De Rossi will succeed in Boca.

When will De Rossi’s debut happen?

After training for the first time with his teammates on Thursday, Daniele De Rossi proved that he is in top physical condition and he may complete his debut very soon.

After the training session, the star took pictures with several youth academy players from Boca and he was always in the best mood.

The Italian still has a couple of medical tests that he needs to pass, but he is already eager to make his debut at the Bombonera.

If it was his decision, De Rossi would make his debut next Sunday against Huracan.

Boca Juniors is set to begin the Argentine Super League this weekend, a match that will take place at the mythical stadium in Buenos Aires.

After an 18-year career with AS Roma, Daniele De Rossi can’t say that he won the league title with the club of his life because he started his career just a few months after Totti and Batistuta won the title.

This new opportunity at Boca Juniors is ideal for Daniele De Rossi, he actually will have a bigger chance to win a league title before he decides to hang up his boots for good.

The only trophies that De Rossi won with his club were two Coppa Italia titles, and one Italian Supercoppa.

Can Daniele de Rossi win titles with Boca Juniors during his new adventure? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.

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