Liverpool agree to sign Aquilani as Alonso passes Medical

August 5, 2009 | Filed Under: Blog 
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alberto_aquilani-liverpool One goes one comes in ! The reds  have reached an agreement with Roma to sign midfielder Alberto Aquilani for a fee believed to be £20m.

The deal comes just hours after Xabi Alonso passed his medical at Real Madrid and completed his £30m move.( see video below)

Once Liverpool had completed the Alonso transfer, and received their first cash instalment, they were able to complete the deal to bring in Aquilani to replace the departed Spaniard

Rafa Quoted :Alberto is a very good player and I’m delighted we’ve reached agreement with Roma for his transfer,” said Benitez on the club’s official website.

“He will travel to Merseyside later this week for a medical. Alberto has a winning mentality and great experience in both Serie A and the Champions League.

Aquilani scored the first goals for his country last October when he netted twice in the 2-1 World Cup qualifying match win against Montenegro.The midfielder has netted 15 goals in 147 appearances for Roma since making his debut for the Serie A side as an 18-year-old in May 2003.He also scored four times in 41 games on a season-long loan at Serie B side Triesta during the 2003-04 campaign.

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez has revealed Xabi Alonso first expressed his desire to leave the club in May.The midfielder is on the verge of a reported £30m move to Real Madrid and Benitez admits he has already been searching for a replacement.He said: “When he told us he wanted to leave we started working very hard, looking for players, and trying to do the best deal for the club.”

Xabi Alonso has passed his medical at Real Madrid and is on the verge of completing his move to the Bernabeu

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