Former Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani has rejected suggestions that he is looking for a move away from Fiorentina because he is yet to sign a new contract. The player confirmed that he has just over six months left on his deal.
However, he has not signed on the dotted line just yet primarily because he is concentrating on the league campaign. It is expected that Aquilani may extend his contract with Fiorentina, if he wishes to, during the winter break. Aquilani’s agent recently confirmed that the player has been holding talks with the club over a potential contract extension.
Fiorentina would not be happy with letting the player leave on a free transfer, as they would ideally like to get some transfer fee. After a few disastrous years at Liverpool, the former Roma man does seem to be coming back to his best. He has been at Fiorentina since 2012, but he is reported to have cost the club under £ 1 million in transfer fees. This is because of his injury crisis at Liverpool, which forced the Premier League outfit to cut their losses on the player they had signed for around £ 20 million a few years ago. The 30-year-old has featured in 13 matches this season and has scored one goal.
“The situation is clear – my contract expires next June.My relationship with the club is good, with directors I’ve known for a long time. So there’s no war!We’ve begun the journey [to a renewal], and we’re talking about it. But there’s still no news because I’ve played a lot of matches this season, including with the national team and therefore there wasn’t much time to talk. I’m fine here, and the club knows that,” said Aquilani. Fiorentina are 10th in the table with just three wins from the opening 10 matches.