As his loan move to AC Milan looks set to be completed by the end of this month, want-away Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani has outlined his eagerness to impress in the Italian capital, implying a desire to secure a permanent exit.
The 27 year-old, who underwent a medical at the San Siro yesterday morning, is set to join the Rossoneri on a season-long deal.
“I am delighted to have arrived here,” said Aquilani. “This is a leap in my career."
The 17-cap Italy international went on to explain that he would bring a different, more versatile of skills to Milan than Andrea Pirlo, the Milan legend who has completed a move to Juventus, when the deal is finalised.
“I have come to Milan to do well. I have different characteristics to Andrea Pirlo and this is further responsibility for me.
“I feel as though I can play in every position in midfield.”
Aquilani’s time on Merseyside has become something of a farce, having only played in 17 league matches since arriving from Roma in 2009 for an astronomical fee of £17 million.
Spending the course of last season on loan with Juventus, he had hoped to secure a full transfer to a Serie A side through them but was told that he had to return to Merseyside.
After a summer of uncertainty and desperate work on the part of his agent to arrange a deal with an Italian side, it seems as though a breakthrough with come and Aquilani can breathe easy in the knowledge that he will not have to ply his trade in England this campaign.
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