Long-serving Roma captain Francesco Totti could retire at the end of the current season and is already considering his options elsewhere within football, his wife said Monday.

Totti has played all 22 seasons of his professional career with Roma but during a three-month injury lay-off the 38-year-old has had plenty of time to consider his future.

For his wife Ilary Blasi, Totti is already in his final season in Italy's top flight.

"Retirement? We're there," Blasi said in an interview with Oggi magazine when asked when Totti would finally hang up his boots.

"Next year he will be 40 years old. Francesco has had a great career, to the extent that now he's thinking what else he wants to do. But he will stay within the sport."