Belfast Telegraph

Aquilani upbeat over Reds return

Italy midfielder Alberto Aquilani is looking forward to returning to Liverpool following his season-long loan at Juventus.

Aquilani was not offered a permanent deal by the Turin giants despite making 33 league appearances for the Bianconeri last term. The 26-year-old was a reported target of Napoli and AC Milan, but has confirmed he will move back to Anfield this summer.

"I return to Liverpool with great enthusiasm," Aquilani told Sky Italia."This is not a problem. It's not true that I didn't want to return to England."

Liverpool signed Aquilani for a reported fee of £20million from Roma in 2009 and he is under contract with the Reds until June 2014.

Juve missed out on European football after a disappointing seventh-place finish in Serie A.


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