Liverpool’s on-loan midfielder Alberto Aquilani is thought to be staying in Italy after his agent came out and said that he expects that AC Milan will activate the buyout clause in the midfielder’s contract.
Aquilani has made 13 appearances for Milan so far this season, and has frequently made his aims to remain in Italy on a permanent basis clear. Although Liverpool thought in the summer that they would have space for Aquilani on Merseyside, Milan took the Italian on board just before the summer deadline passed. Agent Franco Zavaglia has confidence that the change from loan to a permanent stay is only a formality in his move to the San Siro.
“We can without doubt consider Milan activating the buy-out clause to be a pure formality, especially as he’ll soon reach the written parameters set by Milan and Liverpool,” Zavaglia told Itasportpress. “Alberto is doing well and I think this is clear for all to see.”
Aquilani is thought to be worth around 9 million and was absolutely delighted to be given the opportunity to play for Milan. He spent the previous season on loan at Juventus. Milan have the choice of making the move permamenent when Aquilani completes 25 appearances for the club, and the Liverpool star only needs to play for the club 12 more times to make that occur.
Through loan spells in Italy, Aquilani has been able to get his place back in the international side. The 27 year old has made only 18 appearances for Liverpool since moving to the club in 2009, but at Juventus and Milan collectively he has made 42.
It is thought that Liverpool are looking to offload the midfielder but with nobody willing to meet Kenny Dalglish’s price tag of 15 million it is thought that Liverpool will settle for 9 Million from AC Milan