Alberto Aquilani reveals former teammate urged him to join Las Palmas

Former Italy international Alberto Aquilani has revealed that he agreed to join Spanish club Las Palmas following a heart-to-heart talk with former AC Milan teammate Kevin-Prince Boateng.


The 33-year-old signed for the La Liga minnows on a two-year contract and is expected to fill the void left by the Ghanaian.

In a report covered by ESPN, the former AS Roma man admitted that Boateng had a huge role to play in enticing him to join the Yellow Canary, he said: "Prince told me this is an amazing place to play and I’m looking forward to starting this new chapter in my career. As well as technique and experience, I can offer other physical and mental aspects and footballing characteristics… everything I know. [LaLiga] has always been attractive to me and although I had other offers I decided to come to Las Palmas. I like the way the team plays and the way they move the ball around. Las Palmas have very good players and I’m looking to working together."

Alberto Aquilani speaks on his future following Pescara’s top flight relegation

Italy international Alberto Aquilani said fond words about Roma legend Francesco Totti following his decision to call time on his Roma career.


The 40-year-old was largely marginalised by former boss Luciano Spalletti during the final season, and this urged him to end his 24-year association. The World Cup winner has highlighted his intention to retire from his playing duties, but he could still make a final move to the Indian Super League with a host of clubs said to have approached for his signature.

ALBERTO ACQUILANI NAMES BEST XI

Former Red star Alberto Acquilani has named for The Fantasy Football Club.


The Italian is on loan at Serie A side Sassuolo from Pescara at the moment. He has 38 caps on the international level and has played at top clubs like Roma, Juventus and Milan.

He named #One2Eleven players he has featured alongside. In between the sticks, he named Juve star Gianluigi Buffon as the man. He said he was “lucky” to play with him during his time at the Turin-based club. He said Buffon was the “best keeper” in “recent football history.”

ROMA CRUSH PESCARA 4-1

Second-placed side in the Serie A, AS Roma have crushed their opponent lowly-placed Pescara 4-1 in an away game. The visitors thought they had sealed the game with four unreplied goals before Ahmad Benali got a consolation for the home side.

The victory sends them back within eight points of leaders Juventus. The Serie A defending champs still have a considerable chance of cruising to a sixth successive Serie A title this term.

Both giants will clash in an epic game on May 14, with tickets available here, though by then it may be too late for Roma, with Juventus having to win just one of their next 3 games to be assured of the title.

ALBERTO AQUILANI: THE PRINCE THAT NEVER WAS

Alberto Aquilani was just the Prince that never was. The Italian was just the perfect Roman that excelled at AS Roma but then he decided to pitch his tent elsewhere without properly assessing or being ready for it.

There are the sterling ones like the Tottis, the De Rossi and the likes that are consistently up there for the Serie A side. Surely there are the ones that always disappointed in a Giallorossi shirt. Then there is this class of average players. That was where Aquilani was.

MUNTARI RETURNS TO SERIE A

Sulley Muntari is set to return to the Serie A with his deal with Pescara completed. The former AC Milan midfielder left the club in the summer of 2015 to move to Saudi Arabia to play for Al Ittihad. Muntari, who has also featured for Inter Milan and Udinese, returned to help Pescara with the departure of Alberto Aquilani.

The Delfini would play the former Ghana international in the midfield. The player is reportedly to have flown into the city already and training with his potential teammates.
The 32-year old agreed a deal with the Serie A outfit but he would be available to Massimo Oddo for selection once the deal from Al Ittihad is formalized.

Injury-Hit Alberto Aquilani Leaves Pescara after Failing to Hit Highs

Italian outfit Pescara have announced that former Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani will be allowed to leave the club in January.


The former Roma midfielder has had a troubled time in the game ever since joining the Premier league outfit. He was one of the biggest signings made by former boss Rafa Benitez, but Aquilani struggled throughout his time at Liverpool. In fact, his career has been blighted with injuries and it has not allowed him to transform his great potential onto the pitch. Aquilani came to Pescara back in August on a free transfer and the 32-year-old has had recurrence of injury worries.

Aquilani admits that his exit from Liverpool was rushed

Alberto Aquilani originally joined Liverpool back in 2009 for a transfer fee of €20 million and this signing that was made by the Premier League is generally considered to be as an unsuccessful one, this is mainly due to the fact that Aquilani made less than 30 appearances in Anfield during his 3 season long stay.


The Italian midfielder sustained an ankle injury which made him unable to make consistent performances and was out of action for a significantly long period of time. Aquilani was later on loaned out to Ac.Milan and As.Roma before eventually being offloaded to Fiorentina.

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