Liverpool Outcast Alberto Aquilani Completes Juventus Move

Chris Wright

25th, August 2010


HOW did that go then? After 14 fairly fruitless months at the club, Alberto Aquilani has left Liverpool to join Juventus on a season-long loan deal with an agreement in place that gives the Italian club the option to sign him on a permanent basis for £13.1 million after the loan expires.

Aquilani, who suffers with a recurring ankle injury, was put through his paces by Juve during a lengthy six-hour medical yesterday and the transfer has now officially gone through – with a statement on their official website confirming the news;

“Juventus Football Club announces that an agreement with Liverpool FC for the free temporary acquisition of the registration rights of the player Alberto Aquilani has been reached.

The agreement also includes the option right, to be exercised at the end of 2010-11 season, for the definitive acquisition by Juventus of the football player at the price of £13.1m, to be paid in three years.”

Another misguided Benitez signing (don’t forget Aquilani was seen as a direct replacement for the Real Madrid-bound Xabi Alonso)? Or just the victim of some harsh bad luck (he was showing signs of improvement at the arse-end of last season)? You decide.

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  1. Peter says:

    Misguided signing – just look at David n’gog, can have one good game but it really isn’t good enough. Same goes for Ryan Babel.

  2. Luke says:

    He’s never gonna be Alonso but i think he did have some class on the ball, specifically in his distribution.

  3. frank says:

    A real pity he wasn’t given until at least January to prove himself.

  4. Andrew says:

    Its all about the wage bill now, he had to go. Good luck to him.

  5. spectator says:

    mostly bad lack, you just don’t know what would have happened if he’d arrived fit, but he probably didn’t quite suit the prem.

  6. mark thiganoff says:

    Dear Alberto (and Kenny if you are listening)

    Alberto – I just want to say a few words as a Reds supporter down under in Australia… I have never had as much pleasure as a Liverpool supporter as I have had seeing you do your thing in the EPL late last season. The things you created, the goals you helped make and the pure football creativity that makes me love this beautiful game. I just want to see more…

    I remember the overhead kick that hit the cross bar and the through balls for Stevie. Don’t you want more of that? I could talk about many other moments of glorious creativity, but I am sure you remember them more than I do.

    There have been few of your countrymen that have brought this technical beauty to the English game. Can it be you who showcases Italian class in the most intense league in the world?

    People doubt your ability to cope with this league, but I can tell you that I am not one of them.

    You know what you are capable of and really, you have not been given the chance in this league that you deserve. All I can hope for is that you and Kenny get your heads together and plan a way of destroying the scum that are dominating our league right now

    Come back to us, we paid 20 million for you as an injured player for a reason – and that reason was the sublime skill and trickery that you bring to the game. Imagine playing in behind the new English behemoth and Uruguay’s greatest talent in the last 20 years! If that doesn’t excite you, nothing will. The time wasn’t right last season, but now the time is right!

    Life is a movie and it’s up to you what movie it is that you make – for me, I think it can be a best seller.

    All my love,

    Mark Thigster (Fanatical Reds Supporter in Australia)

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