Liverpool striker Fabio Borini’s agent, Marco De Marchi, has dismissed rumours linking him with a move away from Anfield in the summer.
Fabio Borini has endured a torrid time with injuries since signing for the Merseyside club at the start of this season. The Italian U-21 international has started in only five matches in the league so far, primarily due to the injury (broken foot) he picked up in a match against Manchester United back in October.
The 21-year-old did make his comeback in January, but now it seems like he will miss the rest after he picked up another injury, this time a dislocated shoulder, after a collision with Swansea City’s Kyle Bartley in Liverpool’s last game.
Borini, who was signed for £11 million from Roma at the start of this season, is yet to score a goal in the premier League, although he did open his account in the Europa league. Recent reports from Italy suggested that the striker could be on his way back to Serie A with Fiorentina interested in signing him.
Fiorentina’s Sporting director, Daniele Prade, has expressed his interest in signing Borini, although he isn’t confident about Liverpool willing to sell him.
‘We are looking for a forward with the hunger for goals. A player who lives to score goals,’ sporting director Daniele Prade told Radio Toscana.
‘We like Fabio Borini, but it is unlikely that Liverpool will want to let him go.
‘Osvaldo? I do not think that Roma will want to strengthen a direct rival of theirs, but you can never say never.’ – Prade told Radio Toscana.
Fiorentina are seemingly worried about losing Jovetic next season, who is reportedly a transfer target of Arsenal. But Brendan Rodgers is unlikely to let go of Borini, who has had such terrible bad luck with injuries and needs a full season to prove his worth.
Borini’s agent has dismissed rumours of Borini moving away from Anfield. Marco De Marchi, his agent, seemed worried about the shoulder injury suffered by Borini and has hoped that the 21-year-old recovers before the European championship starts.
“It’s been an unlucky season, before it was a foot injury which he was recovering from.
“He started to play with the Under-21s against Germany in early February, where he scored a goal, but now this is a new and sad episode of his career.
“He’s already had an injury of this type in the other shoulder, so this time we know how to move. The doctors will determine if he should need surgery.
“If this is the case, the recovery time will be longer, and his season with Liverpool will almost certainly be complete. We hope the boy is able to recover at least in time for the European Championships with the national team.
“Is his future still with Liverpool? Undoubtedly, Fabio has a long-term contract with one of the most glorious teams in world football.
“From now on he will think only about working hard to get back as soon as possible to the field.” – De Marchi was quoted in Tuttomercatoweb.