Aquilani wants Juve stay

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Juventus midfielder Alberto Aquilani is confident that he will remain at the club beyond the summer.

On-loan midfielder happy to be at Bianconeri

Juventus midfielder Alberto Aquilani is confident that he will remain at the club beyond the summer. The Italian playmaker is on loan at the Turin giants until the end of the season from Liverpool, but Juve have an option to buy should they wish to do so. Aquilani joined the Reds in the summer of 2009 as a direct replacement for Xabi Alonso for a fee believed to be over £20million, but failed to make an appearance for the club until November due to injury. Despite feeling his way back into the first team and delivering some good performances towards the back end of last season, Aquilani was allowed by former boss Roy Hodgson to return to his homeland after just one year.

Consistency

Liverpool are looking to make £16million back for the 26-year-old, and he was eager to extend his stay with the Bianconeri and find some consistency after several years of injury problems. "I came here to find continuity after years in which I didn't play a lot," he told Sky Italia. "I arrived here on loan, also risking something. The sum to sign me permanently is high, but I'm tranquil."

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