An insight at how AS Roma’s best XI could look if they didn’t sell so many of their best players down the years, with the likes of Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Tottenham Hotspur benefitting from their player sales…
GK: Maarten Stekelenburg
A top class goalkeeper during much of his time with Roma, Maarten Stekelenburg was eventually allowed to leave for Fulham.
DC: Mehdi Benatia
One of the best defenders in the world, Mehdi Benatia spent just one season in the Italian capital before joining Bayern Munich last summer.
DC: Philippe Mexes
Another big name centre-back, Philippe Mexes had a great career with Roma prior to being poached by rivals AC Milan in 2011.
Currently with Paris Saint-Germain and regarded as one of the world’s best young defenders, Marquinhos enjoyed just one superb season at the Stadio Olimpico.