Tottenham Hotspur in shock move for Liverpool striker

Snehanjan Banerjee / 28 August 2015

Liverpool striker Fabio Borini has clearly no future at Anfield and it seems Tottenham Hotspur are set to hand him another chance to stay in Premier League.

The Italian is out in the cold at Anfield, but if reports are to be believed he may yet have a Premier League lifeline as a desperate Tottenham are now rumoured to be interested.

According to TuttoMercatoWeb, Spurs will consider a shock move for Borini should their efforts to sign Saido Berahino away from West Bromwich Albion ultimately prove to be unsuccessful.

The White Hart Lane club has already seen two Berahino bids, believed to be worth £18m and £22m, rejected in the last eight days. The player himself has tried to help things along by submitting a formal transfer request, but that was also dismissed by the Baggies.

Borini has been a mainstay of the gossip columns this summer after a terribly disappointing season at Liverpool in 2014/15, during which he failed to establish himself in Brendan Rodgers’ plans despite a dearth of other striking options.

His agent, Marco de Marchi, has regularly spoken to the media about the situation and over the course of the last few weeks, the one-cap Italian international has been heavily linked with Inter Milan, Sampdoria, Bologna and Fiorentina.

A move to Sunderland, the club where he enjoyed a successful loan spell in 2013/14, has also been briefly mentioned. Borini ultimately helped keep the Black Cats in the Premier League during his time at the Stadium of Light.

Although certainly not the name Tottenham fans would have been hoping for as Daniel Levy and head of recruitment Paul Mitchell frantically search for support for 31-goal striker Harry Kane, it may be in the best interest of all parties.

Clearly, Borini has no future at Liverpool. But if Tottenham Hotspur do come knocking, he will get the chance to stay in the Premier League and play for a club competing in Europe.

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