Francesco Totti is continuing to prove the doubters wrong, scoring another goal as Roma beat Genoa 3-2 in Serie A.
That was the 39-year-old’s fourth strike in as many matches for the Giallorossi, with all of them coming in games Totti started on the bench.
The attacking-midfielder’s future in Rome is in doubt, with his contract expiring in the summer.
This is the reason for the former Italy international not starting, with many of the higher ups inside the Stadio Olimpico unsure whether the man who made his debut in 1992 can still deliver.
His recent contributions show why the native Roman is still worthy, especially when you consider that three of his four goals came in the last five minutes of a game.
Indeed, all of his introductions in the matches he scored in, against Genoa, Torino and Atalanta, saw La Maggica trailing when he made his way on the pitch.
His impact has been enough to turn what could have potentially been no points into seven, with the his brace against Torino coming five minutes from time.
This ability to turn a game on its head is clearly a huge asset and, if his contract at Roma doesn’t get renewed, a number of Premier League clubs would be wise to try and woo him.
Leicester City have already been linked with the veteran star, but Swansea City are in more desperate need of a player with Totti’s attributes.
The Swans have managed to find the net just four times in the last 15 minutes of matches, the worst record in the Premier League.
Having someone who could come off the bench to change the game would have made a big difference for the Welsh outfit, with nine of their 15 losses this season being settled by a goal.
Linking up with his compatriot Francesco Guidolin could tempt the Roma man to the Liberty Stadium, but, if he didn’t fancy it, Manchester United should seek out his signature.
The Red Devils are losing their reputation for scoring late on, only notching eight in the last 15 minutes in their league outings this season and could have done with an impact in the closing stages.
Louis van Gaal’s men have drawn nine times in the top flight this term, while they only needed to find the net one more time to rescue a draw in six of their nine defeats.