Date: 25th August 2011 at 4:16pm
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Alberto Aquilani is delighted to be joining AC Milan on a season long loan. The Italian midfielder has to play 25 games for Milan this season if he wants his loan deal to be permanent come the end of the season.

Personally, I am sad to see Aquilani leaving as I thought he would have a role to play for Liverpool this coming season. It would have been better if we sold Aquilani out-right and use the cash from his sale to buy someone else but hopefully the loan deal means we can get him (or a part of him) off our wage bill for this season.

“I am delighted to have arrived here,” said Aquilani. “This is a leap in my career. I have come to Milan to do well.

“The clause of making at least 25 appearances? It’s not a problem for me and I’m not thinking about it. I will do everything possible to earn the trust of the club.”

Wishing you all the best in Milan!