While AC Milan would only confirm that talks are ongoing, Inside Futbol is reporting that Milan has agreed to Liverpool’s terms to take out-of-favor midfielder Alberto Aquilani on loan for this season.
Reportedly an option to buy Aquilani at £5 million after the season kicks in should the player affectionately known as Il Gladiatore feature in a minimum 25 games.
In today’s edition of the Liverpool Echo, former Liverpool great and Irish international John Aldridge touches on the case of Liverpool’s pendant midfielder and argues “Why Selling Alberto Aquilani makes sense.” The “article” is short on both words and substance, so rather than paraphrase I’ll just quote it here in its entirety:
IT looks like Alberto Aquilani will leave Liverpool this week and I think we’re right to off-load him.
He just doesn’t fit into our style of play or system. To accommodate him you would have to play him in the hole just behind a striker and that’s not going to happen.
Aquilani has got talent but physically he’s not cut out for the Premier League.
It hasn’t worked out for him at Anfield and hopefully whatever fee we get will be reinvested in the squad.
A centre-back is needed and if David Ngog goes to Bolton we’ll need a young up and coming striker as well before the window shuts.
To counter Aldridge’s assertions, here are 5 reasons why selling Aquilani does not make sense.