Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Liverpool agree deal for Roma's Aquilani

Liverpool FC has confirmed a deal with AS Roma for the transfer of Italian international Alberto Aquilani, has been agreed, subject to a medical.

“The Reds concluded their discussions with Roma once the sale of Xabi Alonso to Real Madrid was finally agreed,” says a statement on the official web site.

Aquilani, who recently celebrated his 25th birthday, is expected to be a direct replacement for Alonso who earlier today successfully passed his medical at the Bernabeu club.

Rafa Benitez speaking on the official web site said: "Alberto is a very good player and I'm delighted we've reached agreement with Roma for his transfer. He will travel to Merseyside later this week for a medical. Alberto has a winning mentality and great experience in both Serie A and the Champions League."

"He has long been recognised as a top class talent in Italy, captaining his country at both Under 19 and Under 21 levels before establishing himself in the senior national side."

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