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.

Alberto Aquilani Speaks about Reason behind Liverpool Exit

Alberto Aquilani has spoken about the reasons for his exit from Liverpool after having been declared as a flop.

The Italian was signed from Roma by former manager Rafa Benitez for around £ 20 million. It was seen as a bargain at that time since Aquilani was one of the young and upcoming midfielders in Italy with a lot of talent, although he had a reputation for being injured too long. Benitez was hoping that his scientific approach to the game would help alleviate the injury worries for the midfielder but it was not the case. Aquilani was injured for a majority of his Liverpool career.

Former Fiorentina manager becomes the new boss at the AC Milan

AC Milan manager Vincenzo Montella claimed that he feels extremely happy with the progress made by the team since his appointment.

The former Fiorentina manager becomes the new boss at the club. He takes over at a very difficult time since the club are going through a tough time on all fronts. Owner Silvio Berlusconi facing a lot of issues has translated into the club’s decline on and off the field. Even though there are rumours about an imminent takeover, Milan can think about a recovery only after a long time. For the time being, Montella has been brought in to steady the ship.


Former AS Roma, Liverpool and AC Milan player Alberto Aquilani has approved of the move to Serie A club Pescara. The player was linked with the club, but according to Gazzetta World, the long standing deal the Italian had with Sporting CP was a hindrance.

The report claimed the president of Pescara said that Mario Balotelli and Pablo Osvaldo are great players but just not suited to play for the club. It was also added that the club was open to a possible move of Aquilani if he would return to Italy.

Sampdoria president regrets missing Aquilani

Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero has stated that he regret for not having signed a player such as Alberto Aquilani. He said that it was a player that he has always admired and that he would have definitely improved Sampdoria.

Massimo Ferrero stated that he did his best in order to sign the player when he was playing at Sporting Lisbon, but he regrets that the deal could not go through. He said that the Alberto Aquilani wanted to come to Sampdoria and had even agreed terms with the club but the Sporting Lisbon president just changed his mind at the last minute.

He said that the player had been frustrated by the turn of events, but it was not entirely his fault. He said that he wanted the player to come to Italy as he thought that he would massively improve the team.


Many are concerned about the high wages paid to Italian Alberto Acquilani despite the few appearances and performances he offers the club.

Sporting CP acquired the player in the summer of last year but injuries ensured the player only appeared 19 times in the Ligue for the club.

The very versatile player who plays in the central, goes defensive and can be played in attacking midfield role started his career with AS Roma breaking through the youth team. All his career the consistent injuries have been a bane. Due to the injuries he was sold to England where he joined Liverpool in the summer of 2009.


Current Sporting CP central midfield talent, Alberto Aquilani says the departure of former Liverpool tactician; Rafael Benitez made life at the club tougher for him.

The Italy International played at Italian club side AS Roma in the 2002/2003 season before moving on loan to Triestina for a short while but returned to the club. He made a switch to The Reds for 15 million Pounds in the 2009/2010 season as he was hitting decent form. He played for Liverpool for a season before being shipped off on loan to Juventus in the next season. He returned to Anfield after his loan spell before being sent on another spell with AC Milan. He returned after his Milan spell but was eventually sold off to Fiorentina in the 2012 season. He has played there until his move to Sporting CP this season.