Alberto Aquilani, the Liverpool playmaker currently on-loan at Serie A giants Juventus, will look to make his loan deal in Turin permanent in the summer according to the players agent, Franco Zavaglia.
The former AS Roma playmaker moved to Anfield in the summer of 2009 for a fee approaching £20m, and was seen by supporters as a direct replacement for Xabi Alonso, who, after falling out with then-Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez, had moved to Real Madrid.
However, the Italian failed to settle during a disappointing campaign for all concerned on Merseyside, whilst injuries also hampered his stay, and the player eventually returned to Italy on a season-long loan with the Bianconeri last summer.
Juve have an option to buy the talented schemer, and the player’s agent firmly believes that the agreement between the two sides will be utilised by the Italian club.
“Juventus and Liverpool have established an agreement for the player,” Zavaglia told Radio-Mercato.
“The Bianconeri’s leadership is absolutely determined to retain the player at the end of the season and they have repeated it several times.
“Everything that has been said recently about Aquilani is just assumptions. Liverpool will not discount the player and he will only be sold on the pre-determined basis.
“If Juventus will not retain him, he returns to Liverpool even if the player wants to play in Italy, but I don’t think in Italy there is another club other than Juventus which can take him.”