Liverpool may just be set to offset the amount they spent on signing Jordan Henderson from Sunderland with Alberto Aquilani headed to Sunderland for £14million according to Football Italia.
This will be great news for many Liverpool fans who feel that Aquilani will not cut it at Anfield. The Italian midfielder spent a season on loan at Juventus and it was thought that the Italian club would sign him on a permanent basis but that was not to be. Aquilani is now back at Liverpool and is currently training with the squad although it is thought Liverpool want to offload him this summer in order to raise some transfer funds and to get him of the wage bill.
Sunderland have lots of cash following the sale of Henderson, ironically to Liverpool and they still have money from the Darren Bent sale. If Liverpool are able to get £14million for Aquilani that would signal a good business move as we virtually would have made our money back from signing Henderson and we would not have made such a huge loss from the reported £17million we bought Aquilani for from Roma.
If Aquilani is sold this summer then I do not think Liverpool should sell Raul Meireles who is the subject of a proposed move to Italy this summer.
Sunderland may want Aquilani, but i will be more than suprised if Alberto has even heard of sunderland, yet alone, be prepaid to move there
Aquilani wont go there and he played ok towards the end of 1st season under rafa after injury no worse than Raul Meireles under hodgson so if Aquilani plays under kenny he could be worldclass Raul Meireles would be like Aquilani or worse if based on his form under hodgson so who do we keep if we sell Raul Meireles for 12m and Aquilani is rated at 14m who is the better player
Never going to happen, we will loan Aquilani back to Italy for next few seasons, Fiorentina or Sampdoria, with the club he goes to repeatedly reneging on promises to buy him etc
The most important thing about Aquilani is to get someone to pay his wages, they are what is costing us money
We shouldn’t worry about getting a large transfer fee, this loss has already been absorbed by Liverpool when it had different owners, whatever we can get now is a bonus
Get rid of Meireles too. He is injury prone and is on a relatively low contract, he is looking to double that contract as per a gentleman’s agreement made last summer, we are not going to put a 28 year old on big wages. Adios for him also