Agent: Aquilani should be Roma's top earner

The agent of Roma midfielder Alberto Aquilani says new contract talks will be opened next month.

Aquilani's current deal runs to 2010 and is worth £400,000-a-year. His agent, Franco Zavaglia, said: "In February, we'll start working on the new contract. Immediately after the calciomercato, something surely happen. One thing is certain: it will be a contract for five years.

"In my view, he should be treated like a top player. He's an important player and deserves a major contract. Together with Daniele De Rossi, he is the player most tried and courted by other clubs. A complete midfielder."

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