Alberto Aquilani’s future still remains in the speculation since he has not signed a new contract with Fiorentina.
The Italian international will be able to discuss terms with clubs from abroad starting from January 1. He is out of contract at the end of the season. The former Liverpool and Juventus midfielder is showing signs of returning to the kind of form that once made him a £ 20 million man. He moved from Roma to Liverpool for this massive figure, but a succession of injuries and poor form saw the Italian never settle at the club.
He has just entered into the wrong side of 30, which will bring down his market value further. However, Aquilani is more keen on getting the best deal possible in what will be his final contract. His agent has revealed that talks have been ongoing with the club, but both parties are yet to reach an agreement. The return of Roberto Mancini to Inter Milan has increased talk that Aquilani may become a transfer target either in January or in the summer. Inter are expected to undergo wide changes especially in the midfield and Aquilani could be one of the first names coming to the San Siro in the second spell for Mancini.
“We’re still in talks, but nothing is settled. We haven’t spoken with any other clubs.We’ll see what happens with Fiorentina. After that we’ll assess the situation in March and April, as that’s when things start to happen,” said the player’s agent. Fiorentina have been struggling for consistency in the league this season. They have managed only five wins out of the 13 matches, but they are not far off from the likes of Napoli in the third place. Last season, they finished narrowly outside the top three places that would have seen them return to Champions League.