Turkish giants keen on Anfield’s forgotten man.
Fenerbahce have rekindled their interest in Liverpool’s misfit midfielder Alberto Aquilani.
Fenerbahce have looked at Aquilani previously, but never made an official bid to Liverpool to sign him.
The Istanbul club are considering Aquilani again as they look to strengthen their midfield following Emre Belozoglu’s departure to Atletico Madrid.
After loaning the Italian out to Juventus and then AC Milan for the last two seasons, Liverpool would prefer to sell him.
Aquilani, who cost £17million from Roma in 2009, has two years left on his Reds deal and is available for around £6million.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
Brendan Rodgers has made noises about giving players like Aquilani and Joe Cole a chance to re-ignite their Liverpool careers but that hasn’t stopped speculation about the Italian midfielder’s future. It appears that AC Milan are not willing to pay the asking price for the 27 year old but one wonders if Fenerbahce will do so.
Dutch international Dirk Kuyt left Anfield for Fenerbahce last month and perhaps Aquilani will feel that he could resurrect his career in Turkey if his preferred option of an Italian return fails to bear fruit.
£6m seems a very reasonable price to pay for a talented international midfielder and if anything Liverpool could easily expect more from a player who was a regular last term at the San Siro and barely missed a game at Juventus in the previous campaign.
Rodgers may be better off keeping hold of Aquilani as he is arguably a far more proficient player than other central midfield options the club possesses, including Charlie Adam and Jordan Henderson who both failed to make much of an impact in their debut seasons at Liverpool last term.
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