Fabio Borini’s agent has revealed the player’s intention to stay at Liverpool FC, despite interest from Sunderland to sign him.
Fabio Borini has been training hard for the new season and recently posted pictures of him doing sprints in laborious heat up a hill on social media. The Italian forward is keen to extend his stay at Liverpool and his agent has confirmed the same.
The 23-year-old joined Liverpool in 2012 after having a good loan spell at Roma, but failed to establish himself in the starting line-up at the Merseyside club, making only 13 appearances in the league in the 2012-13 season. The former Chelsea forward was loaned out to Sunderland at the start of last season and he played a key role in saving them from relegation and their wonderful cup run.
Borini became a hero among the Sunderland fans after he scored in the Tyne-Wear derby and then in the League Cup win over Manchester United. He also scored in the all-important win over West Bromwich Albion, which ensured the Black Cats’ safety in the Premier League. Borini ended the season with 10 goals in 40 appearances as he stepped up and performed in all the big matches for Sunderland last season.
The forward is now keen to return to Liverpool and establish himself at the club. But Sunderland are eager to sign him permanently and reports suggest that they are ready to offer 8 million pounds for the Italian international.
“Fabio goes back to Liverpool to stay there, as stated by the manager Rodgers a few weeks ago.
“So far, Liverpool have not received any communication regarding his transfer.
“I would not be surprised if there were other clubs who want him, because I consider him a complete striker.
“But for the moment, all I can say with certainty is that Fabio has returned to Liverpool to stay.” – Borini’s agent said in an interview.
Although Brendan Rodgers has welcomed him back to the club, his future remains uncertain. Liverpool have already signed Rickie Lambert earlier this summer, which means Borini is once again be relegated to the bench. But with the departure of Luis Suarez on the cards, Rodgers could look to retain him as a back-up forward if the Reds fail to find proper replacement for the Uruguayan international.