Liverpool Re-Sign Fabio Aurelio
01/08/2010 § Leave a comment
In a piece of news which is going to make most of us go ‘what-the-eff?’, Liverpool confirmed resigning Fabio Aurelio, the 30-year old out-of-contract left back who was let go of by the club earlier this summer. With this ‘signing’ Fabio Aurelio joins the burgeoning contingent of talented players signed by Liverpool this season without having to rummage our very meager pockets.
By his own admission, Aurelio, the Brazilian left back said, “I feel very pleased and proud. It feels like I am signing for the first time – everything has changed so it is like a new beginning for me with new confidence and a new boss.”
With Emiliano Insua having more or less completed his transfer to Fiorentina, the need for a left back was pretty urgent. And with Fabio Aurelio available, fit and well acquainted with the club, I’m assuming that it took very little common sense on the part of Roy Hodgson to run to the John Lennon airport before Fabio departed into oblivion forever and sign the very versatile player.
Roy said in an interview with the official club website, “I asked the club to find out whether Fabio had found a new club. When we ascertained that he hadn’t, we invited him back to Melwood so both myself and my staff, and the medical team could properly assess the player.”
Fabio Aurelio has been a fan favorite since Rafael Benitez procured the Brazilian from Valencia and it is a signing several Liverpool fans will welcome. But given his overwhelming record of injuries, the purchase of another left back is imminent. And with the money Roy saved in signing Aurelio, perhaps we could go in for another Fabio at left back. Coentrao, anyone?