Liverpool have no doubt had issues up front this season, Daniel Sturridge missing through injury since September and £16m man Mario Balotelli failing to fire. However in all this Fabio Borini has still been surplus to requirements and could be leaving Anfield in January.
According to the Daily Mirror, Borini could be targeted by Sunderland again who agreed a £14m fee with Liverpool in the summer transfer window. Borini rejected a move to both QPR and Sunderland in favour of staying at Liverpool and fighting for his place. It now seems though that with Rodgers not considering the Italian all that important, Gus Poyet’s Sunderland could be set to swoop once more.
Fabio Borini began his youth career in Italy with Bologna but joined the Chelsea youth academy in 2007. He continued to develop but only made 4 Premier League appearances for the Blues before moving on loan to Swansea City. Parma purchased his rights that season and then he joined AS Roma shortly after but in July 2012, Brendan Rodgers made Borini his first Liverpool signing for around £11m.
Borini has 18 Liverpool Premier League showings to his name but just 1 goal but was important to Sunderland’s survival campaign last season with 7 goals in 32 games during a loan spell. Now Gus Poyet has said about the prospect of re-signing Borini: “I would love to. It is difficult to explain [why he never signed]. It was a long summer and the things everyone knows, we agreed a price and we flew to America [for Liverpool’s pre-season tour] and he didn’t come.”
Liverpool fans, do you want Borini to leave Anfield or be given more of a chance? Sunderland fans, do you want Borini again?