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.
He has only managed to make nine appearances for the club and this has resulted in the club deciding to use the wages on other players. He has just been left out of the weekend’s game against Palermo, and it suggests that the player may be on the verge of a move.
Aquilani moved to Liverpool in 2009 for around £20 million, which was an astronomical sum of money which Liverpool ended up paying in the hope thatthe club could finally end the league title drought.Even though he is 32 years old, Aquilani has managed to end up winning 38 caps for the Italian national team.
"The boy [Aquilani], despite training regularly and without any problems along with the group in recent days, was in talks with Daniele Sebastiani and sporting director Luca Leone in the morning.The Biancazzurri directors, after listening to the will of the boy and his agent, and backed by the coach, have come to a mutual agreement that he won't go to Palermo with the subsequent evaluation of a separation in the next market session," said a statement from the Italian club. Aquilani has also played for the likes of Juventus, AC Milan, and Fiorentina.