Former Anfield boss ready to bring Italian back to Serie A.
Newly installed Inter Milan boss Rafa Benitez has apparently earmarked a move for Liverpool’s Italian international Alberto Aquilani. The former Anfield boss paid £20m (albeit in increments) for the Roma man last summer even though he was on the long term injury list and is apparently considering a move to bring the midfielder back to Serie A.
Whilst it is unlikely the San Siro manager would pay a similar amount to bring the 25 year old to Milan it seems likely that any decent bid made would be accepted by the cash strapped club. Italian reports suggest that Rafa is keen on a number of the Merseyside squad but may realise that moves for big name players like Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard would be turned down flat and is therefore more interested in players he values that he thinks he can realistically secure.
Those who feel that a move to Champions League winners Inter Milan a little beyond Alberto Aquilani’s ability would do well to remember that before significant injury concerns struck his career, the Rome born star was considered one of the hottest prospects in Italy.
Benitez may feel a move back to his homeland would spark him back to life and he would probably think that he could secure his services at a bargain price as the club attempts to reverse its heavy debt.