Liverpool striker Fabio Borini wants to stay with Liverpool and fight for his future
Liverpool striker Fabio Borini has told manager Brendan Rodgers that he is keen to stay with the club after reports of Sunderland’s £14m bid being accepted started doing rounds. Since then, Borini played Liverpool’s pre-season friendly against Preston North End. He has told the Reds manager that he wants to fight for his future at the club. The Italian is currently on tour with the club to USA where the Merseysiders are playing their remaining friendlies.
Borini enjoyed a highly successful loan spell at the Stadium of Light last season and it was thought that the player would be thrilled to join Gus Poyet’s team on a permanent basis. However, reports indicate that the striker would rather fight for a place in Rodgers’ line-up.
However, Sunderland insist that reports claiming this- the fact that Borini has rejected a move to the Stadium of Light- are wide of the mark. Gus Poyet confirmed that the the club was waiting on a decision from the player
Poyet said: “What I can say is that we have agreed a deal with Liverpool, we are waiting for correspondence and then we move on from there.
“It’s clear the impact Fabio had last season. And we are going to spend that amount of money on a player because we know how much he can give us. He would be perfect for us but it’s an ongoing thing.
“We have done the steps that we needed to do properly, and now we are waiting. We want to do things the right way.”
Meanwhile, the Reds are expected to complete the signing of French international Loic Remy this week for a sum of around £8m. They held talks with the Queens Park Rangers striker and his representatives over the weekend and agreed to meet his buy-out clause. Remy enjoyed a good season on loan at Newcastle United, where he scored 14 goals in 26 games. The club is expected to unveil him as a Liverpool player this week and he could possibly become Liverpool’s fifth signing of the summer.
Reports of Liverpool agreeing a £16m deal with Southampton over the transfer of Dejan Lovren also started doing rounds yesterday and it looks like both these transfers are imminent now as Brendan Rodgers looks to improve and increase his squad for next season where the five time European champions make their return to Champions League football after five years.