Alberto Aquilani now playing with Sporting CP

Following his £17m signing to Liverpool, AlberoAquilani was presented as being the next big player in football.

Unfortunately, the player did not live up to the expectations and was a big flop.

He started his career with Roma where he made his debut in 2002 under manager Fabio Capello. He will manage to make only 2 appearances for Roma before being loaned out to Triestina where he will manage 41 appearances for the Serie B club. He will score 4 goals for them.

After that, he will return to Roma where he will make more than 145 appearances for them and scoring 15 goals during the process. He won the Coppa Italia with Roma twice in 2007 and 2008 as well as the SupercoppaItaliana in 2007.

His good form with Roma will attract interest from Liverpool, and he will sign for the England club in 2009. He will make his debut in the Premier League in a game against Birmingham City, which ended 2-2. He will manage 26 appearances for Liverpool in his first season and scored 2 goals during the process. Continue reading Alberto Aquilani now playing with Sporting CP

Jonjo Shelvey comment on Alberto being Best in Technical Level

JonjoShelvey says that his former Liverpool teammate Alberto Aquilani remains as one of the best he has ever seen on a technical level.

Aquilani came to the club for £ 20 million from Italian club Roma. Rafa Benitez saw him as the ideal replacement for Xabi Alonso, who was being linked with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich back then. Even though the Italian started out well, there were initial doubts about his fitness. Those concerns proved extremely right after Aquilani made only 18 appearances in his first season at the club.

This also proved to be his final full season at Liverpool, as Aquilani ended up being loaned out to clubs like Juventus. Now with Sporting CP, the player has been contemplating a return to Italian football. However, he definitely appears to have made a mark in his short time with the Merseyside outfit. Shelvey, who had just joined the club from Charlton Athletic, was training with the first-team when he got the chance to experience the brilliant side of Aquilani. Despite having played with some of the greatest players in the world like Steven Gerrard and Wayne Rooney – while with the national team, Shelvey says that none can beat the technical ability of the Italian. Continue reading Jonjo Shelvey comment on Alberto being Best in Technical Level

Daniele De Rossi is not that much surprised to see Juventus struggling

Daniele De Rossi is not that much surprised to see Juventus struggling in the Italian top tier at the moment because he believes it’s not easy for them to recover from the loss of some of the legends who had been pivotal in their squad for a number of years.

Juventus lost the likes of Vidal and Pirlo at the end of the last season and according to De Rossi, it would take some time for the other guys to develop and be good enough to fill those big shoes.

La Goeba faced Udinese in their first game at home and lost 1-0. They were expected to bounce back on their Roma visit, but, the performance was on the same lines again and Roma secured a 2-1 win with Pjanic and Dzeko striking for them.

De Rossi, who got booked during that game at Stadio Olimpico, was pretty ecstatic with the win over the reigning champions, but, he also pointed out in the post match interview that his team lacked energy for a little period in the second half which could have proved costly. Continue reading Daniele De Rossi is not that much surprised to see Juventus struggling

Diego Milito’s dream of winning the Argentine title was fulfilled

Diego Milito’s dream of winning the Argentine title was fulfilled during the very first season when the Argentine forward made his return to Racing Club which was the club where he signed his first professional and performed at his 19 years of age.

During the 2014-15 season, Racing Club was crowned as the champions of Argentina after winning the Argentina Primera Division and this is a huge accomplishment taking into consideration that it’s the top tier league of the South American country and that the club had not lifted that trophy in over 11 years.

This title was not only especially significant for Racing Club but it was even more important for Diego Militoas he returned to his youth club and came back in full force as he helped the Argentine side in winning the league title by scoring 6 goals and providing 4 assists.

The next task of Racing Club and Diego Milito is to protect their latest piece of silverware but it will be a difficult mission to accomplish as the team has sustained 3 draws, 1 loss and 3 victories during the 7 opening matches of this new season. It hasn’t been a stellar start of season but there is more than enough time to climb spots and truly initiate their title defending campaign.

Inter Milan was the last top European club that Diego Milito performed in before he decided to make a return to Racing Club but the Italian outfit has struggled trying to get into the top spots of the Serie A. This has even caused the club on having to make a change in their managers as Roberto Mancini replaced Walter Mazzarri. Continue reading Diego Milito’s dream of winning the Argentine title was fulfilled

Juan Cuadrado attracted attention of Chelsea

The Colombian winger of Fiorentina Juan Cuadrado has attracted the attention of Chelsea and the Premier League club is reportedly believed to be preparing an offer of around €28 million in order to sign him but if a transfer does happen then Fiorentina will have to search around for a new manager as Vincenzo Montella has stated that he would leave the Italian club if Cuadrado is sold.

Juan Cuadrado is in fine form not only for his club Fiorentina but also for his country Colombia as the winger has been making impressive performances for any team that he performs in.

Manchester United is another top club in the Premier League which has revealed their interest in signing Juan Cuadrado. Louis van Gaal is searching everywhere in all different leagues around the world in attempts of finding a player that could be signed and reinforce his team at Old Trafford. Continue reading Juan Cuadrado attracted attention of Chelsea

Alberto Aquilani dimishes rumors about leaving Fiorentina

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.