Alberto Aquilani says he’s not going back to Liverpool
We barely knew ye
Liverpool forgotten man Alberto Aquilani returned to his native Italy in a loan deal with Juventus last week, after the type of woefully uneventful stint typically reserved for obscure pub quiz questions.
The terms of the deal were a season-long loan during which Aquilani could regain match fitness, with Juve having the option to buy the midfielder outright next summer for £13m.
However, in light of comments he’s just made to Italian press, Liverpool might as well collect the cash now.
The 26-year-old, who cost the Reds £653,000 per game last season, is adamant he won’t return to England, instead choosing to stay and fight for his spot in the Italian national side:
England has been a very beautiful experience, but I am here to stay. I am a professional and Juventus is a fundamental stage in my career to get me back in contention with the national team. There is a great desire to do well and a notable enthusiasm.
Looks like Alberto will never get another chance to wear the liver bird, then. Although he was an indisputable crock, The Spoiler doesn’t reckon anyone can argue he got a fair crack of the whip with this one…