Alberto Aquilani is an Italian footballer who plays for Fiorentina in the Serie A and the Italy national football team. Aquilani is a central midfielder who can operate as a playmaker or as an attacking midfielder. He is noted for his quick incisive passing and long-range shooting.
In 2001, at the age of 17, Chelsea and Arsenal offered him contracts, but he declined the offers to continue playing for his youth club Roma. He made his debut in Serie A at the age of 18 on 10 May 2002 under then manager Fabio Capello against Torino. Roma won that game 3Ã¢â‚¬â€œ1. He was loaned to Serie B club Triestina for the 2003Ã¢â‚¬â€œ04 season to gain first team experience. On 5 August 2009, Liverpool announced that they had agreed a deal with Roma for the transfer of Aquilani, subject to a medical test. Aquilani's first game for Liverpool was a 2Ã¢â‚¬â€œ1 4th round League Cup defeat to Arsenal, coming on in the 77th minute for Damien Plessis.
On 21 August 2010, a deal between Liverpool and Juventus was agreed, to allow Aquilani to go on a one season loan deal to Juventus with an option of a permanent move. On 4 July 2011, Aquilani started pre-season training with Liverpool, though his agent later confirmed that his wish was to stay at Juventus in Serie A. Aquilani signed for Fiorentina in 2012 signing an undisclosed fee. On the 26 of January against Genoa Aquilani scored his first career hat-trick in a thrilling 3-3 draw.
On the 26 of January against Genoa Aquilani scored his first career hat-trick in a thrilling 3-3 draw. Aquilani made his senior debut on 15 November 2006 in a 1Ã¢â‚¬â€œ1 friendly against Turkey. Aquilani scored his first goal for Italy during the 2010 World Cup qualification match against Montenegro on 15 October 2008, a tally he doubled later in the same match.