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Aquilani joins Juventus from Liverpool on loan

Alberto Aquilani joined Juventus from Liverpool on a season-long loan this afternoon after successfully completing a medical in Turin.

The Serie A giants announced the news and on their website earlier today. Notably the deal includes an option to buy the Italian international for €16 million at the end of the season.

Aquilani joined Liverpool from Roma last summer for €20 million as a replacement for Xavi Alonso. However, fitness problems and a lack of form meant that the 26-year-old made just 18 appearances for the Anfield club.

The buy-out clause inserted in the loan deal with Juventus suggests that Aquilani’s Liverpool career is over making him arguably the worst signing in Rafa Benitez’s six years at Anfield.

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