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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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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Italian outfit AS Roma is a curious club that has bewildered many in the past decade as the bridesmaid of Italian football. The capital outfit has always flattered to deceive on the domestic stage despite the caliber of players that it has been able to attract in the past few seasons.
The past three seasons has seen the club firmly established as a Champions League team with the club regularly finishing in the top four places. Two seasons ago they managed to reach the Champions League semifinals with impressive results.
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Liverpool are rightly in the mix for the Champions League and also in a close race with Manchester City for the Premier League title. However, one major aspect of the pitch that would worry the Reds is in the middle of the park.
The club currently have James Milner, Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Lallana, Oxlade Chamberlain, Naby Keita and Jordan Henderson on their books. On paper that is lot of options but out of the players mentioned, only Lallana can be classified as a proper creative player.
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Former Juventus midfielder Alberto Aquilani has become president of a club after he bought SpesMontesacro 1908, the junior club where the Italian started off his football career.
Alberto Aquilani came through the youth ranks at Spes Montesacro 1908 but was never spotted playing for the junior club. He was first seen playing while playing for a local amateur club.
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Roberto Mancini says that he would have preferred playing a Portugal team which has Cristiano Ronaldo in it. According to Mancini, it’s not that Portugal is a bad team without Ronaldo. They are blessed with some other quality players as well especially in the attacking line and even with Crsitiano Ronaldo not being a part of their set-up, they will still prove to be tough opponents, but the thing with Ronaldo is that he has skills which probably nobody else has. So he adds a different flavor to the games he plays in.
“With Ronaldo on the pitch, it would be a different game because he has unique skills. But Portugal have other extraordinary players in the offensive phase.” Mancini was quoted saying by Goal.com.
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