Why? Well, because he's Francesco Totti, obviously. Roma's evergreen captain is at the heart of almost every positive thing they do, even now in the autumn years of his career.
Last season was interrupted by niggling injuries, but he still managed to make the difference whenever he featured and assuming he's fit, the Roman will remain central to Garcia's plans.
To illustrate how effective he was last term, even with the interruptions, you only need to compare him to Torino's Alessio Cerci who had a stellar campaign and was rightly lauded. Cerci was the only player in Serie A to register double figures in goals and assists, with 13 and 10 respectively. Totti notched up eight goals and 10 assists—but made just 20 starts compared to the 35 of his former teammate.
He can't play forever, but he's by no means finished either. Consistently among the best in Europe when it comes to making key passes and assists, the stats only tell half the story when it comes to Totti because few are better than the Roma No. 10 at creating space, seeing an opportunity or creating a moment of magic. He's also the undisputed leader at the club, and his support and personality will have a huge effect on his younger teammates.
Will he become the first player to win two Scudetti with Roma? It won't be easy, but you wouldn't bet against it either.