Friday May 13 2011
€16m Aquilani fee 'a little steep'

Alberto Aquilani's agent feels the Liverpool buy-out clause is “a little steep” and Juventus probably won't pay it.

The Bianconeri have been haggling over the €16m fee after taking the player on loan for this season and the deadline is looming.

“Juve want to sign Aquilani on a permanent basis, but they also want a discount from Liverpool on a price-tag that is effectively a little steep,” agent Franco Zavaglia told Sportmediaset.

“Clearly, if Alberto were to return to one of the top teams in the Premier League, then he wouldn't be unhappy. He did sign a five-year contract with Liverpool.

“The important thing is that he had a good season and washed away those rumours he was constantly injured.”