Addio, Francesco: Totti departs Roma, Atleti get stuck into some transfers, and the Euro U21 championships roll into town

Hi gang! You’ll be delighted to hear there’s no rest for the wicked, as the OTC chaps will continue to plough on through the summer.

First up on today’s show, we head over to Atletico Madrid. They’ve been the subject of many transfer headlines over the last few weeks, so we get stuck into the rumours to try and work out who’s coming in and who’s heading out. Elsewhere on the continent, James talks us through the heartbreak surrounding Francesco Totti’s departure from Roma and scepticism at Maurizio Sarri’s arrival at Juventus. Does this represent a change in philosophy for the Juventini?

There’s also time to talk about the European Under 21 Championships, the Women’s World Cup and answer some of your gratefully-received correspondence.

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