Thursday February 17 2011
Aquilani: 'My future in the balance'

Alberto Aquilani concedes his future at Juventus is far from secure. “Liverpool set a high buy-out clause on my loan.”

The former Roma midfielder arrived in the summer on a one-season loan deal with an option to buy outright, but there are no guarantees it will be taken up.

“I came here running quite a big risk, as I came on a simple loan deal,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“That's unlike many of my teammates, who have some kind of reassurance or even obligation for a permanent move.

“There is nothing for me, just a loan with an option to buy. Liverpool set a high buy-out clause on my loan, especially in the current financial climate.

“I know it's not easy. I knew coming here to Juventus that it would not be easy, but in all honesty I am calm, am not thinking about it and have never thought about it.

“Now I will finish off the year and try to give everything, as in any case Juventus have given me the chance to come back to Italy and have an important role in this squad.”