Alberto Aquilani waiting for potential offers
Former Italy international Alberto Aquilani is waiting for potential offers from Italy and abroad following his decision to mutually terminate his contract with Pescara.
The 33-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan with Sassuolo, where he failed to find the net in 16 league appearances.
Speaking to Gazzettadello Sport, the midfielder admitted that it was the right choice to cut his ties with Pescara this summer after the Italian minnows were relegated back to Serie B, he said: "I still had two years on my Pescara contract but I preferred it this way. I wanted to play, and I’d have done it but it’s better to wait. I’m living with serenity, without anxiety. I’ve taken advantage of spending a bit of time with my family, so there’s a positive side. Meanwhile, I’m training, I’m fit and I have a huge desire to get started again."
The former Roma graduate currently has a couple of offers to choose from, and he insists that he will go through with his representative before deciding what is best for his future, he added: "I’ve got some offers, so we’ll see over the next few days."
Aquilani made a name for himself with hometown club Roma where he made over 100 appearances before moving on to Liverpool in 2009. He followed to struggle to establish himself as a regular at Merseyside, and his impatience pushed him to pursue loan spells with Juventus and AC Milan after just one full season at Anfield.
The veteran has since featured for the likes of Fiorentina, Sporting Lisbon, Pescara and Sassuolo in his not so successful career, and he is now eyeing a fresh challenge. Lazio are said to have made an approach for his services this summer, but he is likely to decline their approach due to their close rivalry with cross city rivals AS Roma.