Aquilani completes move – but out for 2 months

Alberto Aquilani has completed his move from Roma to Liverpool, signing a five year contract at Anfield.

The Italian midfielder passed a medical and agreed terms with the club today. It is thought the transfer fee is between £18million-£20million.

However, the club officially announced this evening that they don’t expect the 25-year-old to be brought into action for another 8 weeks as he recovers from an ankle injury.

A statement from the club this evening read:

The player will now continue his rehabilitation from an ankle operation under the guidance of Liverpool’s medical team and is expected to be fully fit in approximately four to eight weeks’ time.

Welcome to Liverpool, Alberto.