Anfield midfielder to leave on new loan deal?
Alberto Aquilani’s future remains in the balance, as there are reports Liverpool will renew his loan to Milan at a cheaper rate.
The midfielder spent this season at San Siro with an option to buy out permanently if he managed a certain number of appearances.
As he did not hit that mark, the Italian international has returned to Anfield and is eager to get straight back into Serie A.
It has been reported that Aquilani is in negotiations to terminate his contract two years early at a cost to Liverpool of €3.5m.
However, Sky Sport Italia suggest there is another option on the table that will see Liverpool renew the one-year loan to Milan.
SOURCE: Football Italia
This whole saga has been dragging on for a long long time. AC Milan had a deal set up where they would be liable to pay a set fee if Alberto Aquilani played a certain amount of games on loan at the San Siro side last term, but for some reason the Serie A side opted to prevent the midfielder from reaching that total by just one single game, seemingly so that they could continue to haggle over his fee.
Now they want to loan the 27 year old Italian international for another season, a deal that doesn’t appear to do Liverpool a whole lot of good but apparently a deal that the Merseyside club is set to agree.
Alberto Aquilani’s move to Liverpool has on the whole been a huge mistake. Having spent £20m on his services, albeit in increments, Rafa Benitez barely played the former Roma man once he was fully fit and he has spent the last two seasons back in Serie A first with Juventus and then with AC Milan.
Aquilani is a talented player and perhaps Brendan Rodgers should call the Rossoneri’s bluff and call the player back for pre-season training and then see just how badly they want the player.