Sunday August 19 2018
Aquilani: 'Roma return a dream'

Alberto Aquilani gave his verdict on the Scudetto race and admits it’d be “a dream” to return to Roma as player or even Coach.

The former Roma, Liverpool, Milan and Juventus midfielder is currently a free agent after his spell at Las Palmas came to an end.

“If Roma were to call, I’d run back. It’d be like asking if I wanted to play in the World Cup,” the 34-year-old told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“I should’ve returned four years ago. I am happy with what I did in a Roma jersey and going back there would be a dream, but I am the first to admit it’s not possible.

“I would love to be the Coach of Roma one day, though.”

Aquilani is keeping a close eye on his former teams in what promises to be a tight Scudetto race.

“Juventus are up there, clearly, but I think it’s between Roma and Napoli to be their biggest challengers. I’d actually put Roma a step above Napoli.

“Eusebio Di Francesco doesn’t let up, although I am curious to see how Javier Pastore does. He is a great talent, but can struggle in a midfield role.

“Napoli need time, as they were a well-oiled machine under Maurizio Sarri and Carlo Ancelotti has just started.

“I wouldn’t underestimate Inter, who picked up some very important signings. With Luciano Spalletti’s exuberance, they can make the step up in quality.”

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