Tuesday, 19th July, 2011

The prospect of Liverpool midfielder Alberto Aquilani heading on loan to Fiorentina for next season has been dismissed as "impractical" by the player’s agent.

Aquilani spent last season on loan at Juventus, but once the campaign was at an end, the Bianconeri baulked at paying the previously agreed amount of €16M to make the move permanent. And this despite Aquilani producing a number of superb displays for the Turin giants.

The former Roma midfielder has been keen to remain in Italy, but speculated moves to AC Milan and Fiorentina have failed to materialise, with the Italian’s agent admitting just last week that the odds are his client will wear Liverpool’s shirt next season.

But in recent days sources in Italy have suggested Aquilani could indeed join La Viola next season, albeit on loan.

It is this which has been dismissed as impractical by the player’s agent Franco Zavaglia.

"A loan to Fiorentina?", said Zavaglia to Sportitalia, "it seems to me to be impractical."

The 27-year-old’s future still remains up in the air with Liverpool having bolstered their midfield by signing Jordan Henderson from Sunderland, Charlie Adam from Blackpool and Stewart Downing from Aston Villa.

There seems little space for Aquilani to enjoy first team football at Anfield. It remains to be seen whether Liverpool would consider loaning the player out for the 2011/12 campaign however, with the Reds known to be keen to recoup some of the £17M paid to Roma for the Italian’s services in 2009.

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