Focus on Italy

Aquilani out to revive ailing career

August 3, 2012
By Adam Digby, Italy Correspondent
It wasn't meant to be this way. From the moment he became part of Roma's youth system Alberto Aquilani was identified as one of the brightest prospects to emerge in years and yet now, just over a decade later, he moves to Fiorentina looking to rediscover that early promise.

Having finally ended a Liverpool career that was always ill-fitting and never truly began in earnest, the 28-year-old moves to a club now synonymous with rebuilding the reputation of fallen stars. He will be hoping ...

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