FAILED CAREERS: THE ALBERTO AQUILANI EDITION

When Alberto Aquilani signed for Liverpool just a little over seven years ago, if you followed the transfer story back then, even you, as a Liverpool fan, would have been beaming with a lot of excitement at the prospect of watching him play for the Reds. Everyone associated with Liverpool Football Club back then were already setting expectations and believed the arriving player would meet them.

The Liverpool manager at the time, Rafael Benitez had prioritized the signing of Aquilani and cited the former Italy international midfielder as the perfect candidate to fill the void left vacant by the departure of club legend Xavi Alonso. Alonso was leaving Liverpool for Real Madrid and of course needed to be replaced immediately. Continue reading “FAILED CAREERS: THE ALBERTO AQUILANI EDITION”

AQUILANI REVEALS WHAT ENDED HIS LIVERPOOL CAREER

 

Former Liverpool player Alberto Aquilani has revealed just what caused his Liverpool career to come to an unexpected end. The former Reds player joined Liverpool from Roma but didn’t live up to expectations, resulting in a failed Anfield career.


Having signed from Italian Serie A giants AS Roma for a fee reported to be in the region of £20 million, Aquilani was tipped for greatness. He was brought in as a direct replacement for the departing Xabi Alonso, who was going to join Real Madrid.
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MARTENS EXTENDS CONTRACT WITH NAPOLI

 

Napoli’s all-time top scorer Dries Mertens has agreed on a new contract extension at Napoli. This ends the speculation that he is moving to the Premier League. Several clubs in England have tried to lure the diminutive Belgium international away from Naples.


The player joined the club in 2013 and after seven years of hard work he is Azzurri’s leading goalscorer with his 122nd against Inter Milan in the semifinal of Coppa Italia. He later led the club to Coppa victory against Juventus. The two sides played out a goalless draw in the final.
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EVERTON WANTS ROMA MIDFIELDER

Everton have been linked with a summer move for As Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini. The 23-year-old is reported to be on top of the wish list of Carlo Ancelloti. Ancelloti joined Everton in December 2019, and he was said to have made enquiry about the Roma youth product in the winter transfer window, but no deal materialized, and the Toffees are expected to return for the player in the summer.


Juventus have won the league for eight straight years, and they are most likely to win their 9th straight title at the end of this season. However, this term the Serie A is quite different as it has become quite close and competitive at the top with five teams having a viable chance of clinching the Scudetto. Amongst those teams is Roma, who are just behind the leading pack.
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EVERTON WANTS ROMA MIDFIELDER

Everton have been linked with a summer move for As Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini. The 23-year-old is reported to be on top of the wish list of Carlo Ancelloti. Ancelloti joined Everton in December 2019, and he was said to have made enquiry about the Roma youth product in the winter transfer window, but no deal materialized, and the Toffees are expected to return for the player in the summer.


Juventus have won the league for eight straight years, and they are most likely to win their 9th straight title at the end of this season. However, this term the Serie A is quite different as it has become quite close and competitive at the top with five teams having a viable chance of clinching the Scudetto. Amongst those teams is Roma, who are just behind the leading pack.
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Aquilani Announces Retirement at 34

Some might feel that it is too early while others might feel that the time that Alberto Aquilani has chosen to hang up his boots is just the right time. He has been a former international player from Italy and he has announced his retirement at 34 years. Today he is known as an ex Roma midfielder who has also played for Liverpool.

His retirement announcement is news for several. He played for clubs like Liverpool, Fiorentina, Juventus, Roma as well as Italy. At this time he is currently with Las Palmas and would be hanging up his boots after this season ends. He probably decided after the spell at Anfield and performance at Premier League gave him mediocre success. Aquilani was taken on for a sum of €20 million when he was signed up for Roma in 2009 which showcases the high value he acquired during the early years of his playing career.
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