Top 10 Footballers Who Ruined their careers
8. Alberto Aquilani to Liverpool
The sale of Xabi Alonso to Real Madrid in 2009 left a gaping void in the Reds’ midfield and Italy international Alberto Aquilani was touted to be the answer, who joined the Merseyside outft the same year for £17 million, only to see his career take a downturn thereafter. The midfielder made big strides in Italy where he lionized his status and earned a reputation as one of the best midfielders of his generation. However, his move to Liverpool heralded a retrogression in his career as he failed to hit the heights and could never emulate the lofty standards he set for himself during his time in Serie A.