Friday August 3 2012
Fiorentina: We’ve signed Aquilani

Fiorentina owner Andrea Della Valle has revealed that the club have completed another deal this week, bringing in Liverpool’s Alberto Aquilani.

The Italian regista has been on the look-out for a club for the third summer in a row, after successive single seasons back in Serie A on loan at Juventus and Milan ended without either club agreeing a deal with Liverpool to sign him permanently.

In a period of rebuilding, Fiorentina have been linked this summer with the former Roma man and according to their owner have now completed a permanent deal for the midfielder.

“We have taken Aquilani,” Andrea Della Valle briefly offered to reporters at La Viola’s training base in Moena this morning.

The player is reported as already in Florence today to undergo his medical examination and upon completion of the move is then expected to join up with his new teammates this evening.

Aquilani, who is moving for a reputed €7m fee, is understood to have agreed a €1.7m-a-year contract for three seasons with the club, with Liverpool believed to be contributing to his pay packet for the first two campaigns.