Liverpool Linked With Bargain Barca Talent As Aquilani Returns?
Any Liverpool supporter who watched Charlie Adam trudge forward last season with all the gusto of a carthorse or Jonjo Shelvey aimlessly kick the ball away knows how much Liverpool need a top draw creative midfielder, amazingly they already have one on the books.
Alberto Aquilani has been quietly going about the business of unlocking SeriA defences all season long, and it’s not beyond the realms of possibility according to The Mail that Brendan Rodgers may have the sense that Dalglish lacked and ensure the Italian appear not only on the Anfield books but also the pitch.
There have been rumours suggesting that Aquilani could be released be Liverpool and become a free agent available to join any club of his choosing. However The Mail quote the player’s agent as denying this as a possibility:
‘There is absolutely no possibility that Aquilani can become a free agent in order to then decide what to do.’
‘I don’t know if he wants to stay at Milan, we shall see. We just have to wait and see what happens and what Liverpool decides.’
After watching Liverpool toil last season it would surely be silly of the club not to look to ensure Aquilani’s future is in Merseyside.
One of Liverpool’s major problems last season was converting chances into goals and The Mail are also reporting that Barcelona forward Cristian Tello could be recruited in a bid to ease this problem. The 20 year old Spanish youth international is out of contract next summer and Barca are believed to be willing to let Tello speak to any club meeting their £7 million asking price.
In compraison to the mega bucks paid for misfiring young players such as Carroll and Henderson £7 milion for a player with Tello’s talent looks a bargain.