Alberto Aquilani has spoken to the Italian media about his move to Juventus on loan.
The Italian midfielder suffered an injury plagued season last year before beginning to make a recovery towards the end of the season. This summer, after initially receiving warm praise from Roy Hodgson, the player surprisingly was moved to Juventus for a season – the Italian giants adding in a £13M option to buy to the loan deal.
Talking to Tuttosport, Alberto said about his move:
“It was really fast, a blitz. One day I was speaking with Hodgson and we were discussing Liverpool’s season and three days later I found myself having a medical in Turin.
“Liverpool counted on me and in the end I would also have stayed because at the end of last season I was getting in gear physically and I had played the last eight games of the campaign.
“The fans had started to show me affection. Then this opportunity arrived and I didn’t even need a minute to think about it. Liverpool wanted to only send me on loan, but Marotta (the Juve director) insisted to have the option to buy.”
Asked if he would like to stay longer term with Juventus.
“I would like to but everything depends on this season as I am on loan.
“I have hope because I came here with the intent to make it a permanent stay, but to be honest I am thinking about Sunday’s game against Sampdoria, not where I will be in years to come.”