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Aquilani considers surgery Wednesday 22 April, 2009

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Alberto Aquilani’s injury woes continue as the Roma man will be out for another 10 days and then could require surgery.

The Italian international midfielder has been struggling with a recurring ankle problem for the entire season.


He travelled to Amsterdam for a specialist consultation with Professor Van Dijk and the response was not what he was hoping for.


Aquilani was told he would have to be out of action for another 10 days with a new treatment regime worked out alongside the Roma staff.


After that period he will visit Amsterdam for a new consultation and then it will be decided whether or not he requires surgery, announced the Giallorossi website.


The operation would clear up the problem once and for all, but also means a long lay-off.


Aquilani turns 25 in July and is hoping to be part of the 2010 World Cup squad in South Africa.


This season the midfielder has made only 14 Serie A appearances, four in the Champions League and one Coppa Italia.
 

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Sell sell sell....hurts me to say, but the right thing to do.
 

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I was just about to post a thread just like this one. :thumbsup:
I wonder if there are some people out there who still wanna keep Aquilani.
I don't think any of us who have seen in at his top game can say he is not a good player, if not great at times, but he is too injury prone and we can not afford to have this sort of player in our team.

I say let's get rid of him and try to cash in as much as we can this summer. Unless we want to keep sucking and waste our money on another "Montella".

Hell, at least Montella was crucial in our Scudetto win, this guy barely plays 10 games in a season.
 

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why sell ?? if he recovers and pens on a new contract he can be a new asset in the team better than selling him to one of our rivals, it will hurt me more to see him playing with Inter or Juve.
Aquilani has the abilities to be a starter in the Roma first team if he is fit and i think after his injury woes will end in summer he can help us in the next season .
 

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why sell ?? if he recovers and pens on a new contract he can be a new asset in the team better than selling him to one of our rivals, it will hurt me more to see him playing with Inter or Juve.
Aquilani has the abilities to be a starter in the Roma first team if he is fit and i think after his injury woes will end in summer he can help us in the next season .
Too many if's to make a valid point.
 

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why sell ?? if he recovers and pens on a new contract he can be a new asset in the team better than selling him to one of our rivals, it will hurt me more to see him playing with Inter or Juve.
Aquilani has the abilities to be a starter in the Roma first team if he is fit and i think after his injury woes will end in summer he can help us in the next season .
Too many if's to make a valid point.
Exactly.
Come on totti_the_king, that mentality is one of the reasons we are not where we could be. We always get too attached with certain players, Totti is an exception because he actually is World Class, and the same is happening with Aquilani. The guy has always been injury prone, he won't change man.
 

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We shouldn't sell him. No big club would. Because we'd sell and he'd move somewhere else, stay fit and become a GREAT player. And then we'd look like idiots.

We should so some loyalty. He came though our junior ranks and should remain here.

Did Milan sell Inzaghi when he was on the sidelines for almost two years?
 

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Yea, let's sell our best prospect! His injuries have been out of control disappointing, but so have others. There's a reason why the top clubs in the world want Alberto - because they aren't foolish and they can see raw talent. Eventually, talent rises to the top.
Should we get rid of Totti, too? He's played only, what, 4-5 more games than Alberto this year and he earns more than double the salary - over 5 million euros a season! Think of all our salary money that eats up for a player who is either injured or part-injured!
No, we should stick with both in the hopes that they can recover their greatness and lead us to glory.
 

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what greatness?
at the age of 25 "raw talent" and "potential" lose their impact and become so hollow, there's no greatness attached there. if he isn't reaching that potential yet, when will he? other true talents have been lighting up the fields from the tender age of 19 and our boy (is it even proper to call him boy now) has shown just a few promising hours in his entire career, there's no greatness there. other champions are fragile and injury prone but their return once they're fit is immediate and huge (look no further than Totti) while our boy(?) needs the time between injuries just to get back into form, there's no greatness there.

if another team can handle him and bring something out of him, then so be it and let us get money and invest it wisely to better help our cause. screw sentimentality as we can't afford it, we need champions on the field and capable replacements on the bench, not a 25 years old body in the infirmary viewed as if he's an 18 years old C. Ronaldo in his first season with Man U.
 

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No big club would. Because we'd sell and he'd move somewhere else, stay fit and become a GREAT player.
Or he will continue to get injured all the time and never gets to fulfil his talent. It's just as likely.

For me it depends on what salary he asks for, if he can get him to sign a contract for 1.8 - 2 mln. net per year, he's worth the gamble, if he still demands more and there are good offers, we should sell.
 

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Exactly.
Come on totti_the_king, that mentality is one of the reasons we are not where we could be. We always get too attached with certain players, Totti is an exception because he actually is World Class, and the same is happening with Aquilani. The guy has always been injury prone, he won't change man.
Why he wont change , he is still young and if he recovered from his injury in summer he will be a very good addition to the squad, if he signed a new contract with reasonable amount of money why not ??, he will be better than any other signing we can get from the mercato.
Plus i am not attracted to certain players but when our youth product produce such a player with great talent and he still young even if he had injuries all the season maybe better to take the risk with him .
All of you will be hurt to see him scoring goals with Inter or Juventus
 

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20 games a season over the last 5 years... :rolleyes:

A shame, I would've loved to see him at Inter if he hadn't had these issues.
 

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1) What people don't seem to realize is that Aquilani has a physical problem that will not get better but will only get worse if anything. Some people are like this unfortunately. Look at Montella for example, talent or supposed talent, have nothing to do with physical structure.

2) If Aquilani is our hot prospects at age 25, then we are either ****ed or some of you know absolutely nothing about football. Seriously, get a clue.

Look at how much Aquilani played in the last 5 years.
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/players/stats?id=13752&cc=5901

And why are some people mentioning Totti? Like there is some sort of comparison? Not only Totti is far better and has skills that Aquilani can only dream of, but he played only a handful of games THIS season because of him playing too much, even when injured unlike Aquilani, and this costs him health wise. But don't even dare compare the two, it is pure blasphemy and right down stupid.

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/players/stats?id=10293&cc=5901
Yes, shut up and apologize.

3) Which team want him? Inter and Juventus as far as I am concerned, and that is it. Raw talent? Thanks for the laughs! And we know how Inter especially, know raw talent! They kept Recoba (another kid who was extremely weak physically) for years and he played closed to nothing if we consider how much they paid him too. http://soccernet.espn.go.com/players/stats?id=9762&cc=5901

4) I agree with Demandred 100%. :thumbsup:
 

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what greatness?>>

Ask Arsenal, Inter, Juve and co., who are all circling the wagon. Ask Lippi who trusted him and was paid back with a winning double last fall, when Alberto was healthy and the only Roma player actually playing.
Sedimental? Oh God, don't tell me you are actually like GO12 and think I admire Aquilani because he is Roman or Italian. That is so last century. I think with my own mind and react to things when I see talent, when I see someone unfairly targeted for criticism. I've decried Aquilani's ridiculous injuries repeatedly, but that doesn't mean I have to deny what I see is his beautiful way of dealing with the football. Good luck to Alberto as you move on in your career, and may you find health and fans worthy of you. :thumbsup:
 

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lets forget Arsenal for a little while, when was the last time Juve or Inter made a good signing? and that's not to say that Aqulani doesn't have some talent, but nothing can dispute that he is a 25 years old man who plays so little because of his injury problem and didn't produce in all the matches he played in when he was fit. he might become this great player everyone wants him to become but that's a luxury we can't afford because keeping him is a gamble and keeping on high wages is an even bigger gamble. think about it, should we build our midfield around him when history has taught us time and time and time again that he'll be injured half, if not two thirds, of the season? should we build it around him when we have no idea where to utilize him best? or should we cash now and get a practical back up and stick with the midfielders we already have?
Good luck to Alberto as you move on in your career, and may you find health and fans worthy of you. :thumbsup:
who said he was leaving? Roma loves bad business and will keep him no mater the cost.:thumbsup:

and when I say sentimental I mean exactly what totti_the_king is displaying, wanting him to stay because he's a youth product and showed a few flashes here and way over there.
 

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and when I say sentimental I mean exactly what totti_the_king is displaying, wanting him to stay because he's a youth product and showed a few flashes here and way over there.
First of all i dont want him to stay because,he is youth product i am not an Italian who wants to see italian youth in his favourite team,about the flashes you mention i know he didnt gave anything yet but in those flashes i saw a player who can be a key player for our team if he became healthy which something will occur soon hopefully after he treated in summer under the condition of a new contract with a reasonable amount of money.
In this case i want him to stay and i am sure he will be great to our Roma.
I am sure i am not the only one who see Aquilani as a good player who worth it, then which is better keep Aquilani if he signed a new contract or buying players like Menez less than Aquilani by a mile with 15 millions and making 14 appearance in a season with even healthy.
IF we are going to sell Aquilani for a good money and get a player who deserves to wear this shirt instead then ok sell him but i am sure we cant afford except Serie C materials.
 
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