Liverpool striker Fabio Borini is all set to join Premier League minnows Sunderland FC for £10 million according to BBC.
The 24-year-old Italian international striker had previously played with the Black Cats during the 2013-14 season, 24, scoring seven goals in 32 matches.
But, the striker had then rejected a permanent move to the Stadium of Light.
There are also bids on the table from Inter Milan, Fiorentina, Watford and Lazio, but none of those has so far proved acceptable to the Merseyside club. Fabio Borini was actually Brendan Rodgers’s first signing as Liverpool manager. Rodgers had paid AS Roma £11m in July 2012 for the striker. Also, Rodgers had previously worked with the striker at clubs like Chelsea and Swansea. He has scored three goals in 38 appearances for the Reds in 2 seasons.
He started his career at Bologna, before moving to Chelsea in 2007. After spending two unsuccessful seasons at Chelsea 2011, he joined then Championship side Swansea City on loan, and eventually signed for Roma, before moving to Liverpool in 2012. He spent the 2013–14 season on loan at Sunderland, becoming a fans’ favourite during his time there.
Fabio Borini made his senior international debut in 2012 and was an unused member of the Italian squad that reached the Euro 2012 final. He has just played a single game for the national team since then.
Liverpool, at present, has 4 strikers. Fabio Borini have been out of the Liverpool squad for a long time now. He became out of favour due to repeated poor performances. He had scored just a single goal in the entire last season. The Reds bought Christian Benteke and Danny Ings this summer which actually signaled the departure of Fabio Borini. Liverpool also off-loaded Mario Balotelli this summer after the Italian joined AC Milan on loan.