Two obstacles preventing Aquilani from a return to Italy
The second hurdle could be Aquilani’s wages. It is reported that Aquilani earns £70,000-a-week on his current Liverpool deal and Fiorentina would not be able to match this. It would now be up to Aquilani is he wants to move back to Italy but take a pay cut.
Alberto Aquilani’s agent Franco Zavaglia is uncertain whether Fiorentina can match the Liverpool midfielder’s wage demands, he told Corriere Dello Sport:
“Anything can happen, never say never. We will wait and see if there is anything concrete. Alberto has a major contract with Liverpool, and Fiorentina operate with certain economic parameters. I don’t know whether the operation is feasible, but over time something (salary) can be skimmed (reduced).”
From Aquilani’s perspective, he wants to be playing regular football this coming season and a move to a club where he will be a regular starter is important, especially with the European Championships coming up, he would want to be part of the Italy side. I am not sure if he stays at Liverpool if he will get as much game time as he wants following the arrivals of Henderson, Adam and Downing to the club this summer.
Aquilani finds himself in a really tough position right now but hopefully all can be resolved soon.