Fabio Borini: Sun­der­land agree £14m deal

Bhutan Times - - Sports -

Liver­pool have agreed a £14m deal to sell striker Fabio Borini to fel­low Pre­mier League club Sun­der­land. Borini, 23, spent last sea­son on loan at the Black Cats and helped them avoid rel­e­ga­tion. The Italy in­ter­na­tional scored 10 goals dur­ing his stint at the Sta­dium of Light and picked up the club’s young player of the year award.

Borini, Bren­dan Rodgers’ first sign­ing as Liver­pool boss, moved to An­field from Roma for about £11m in July 2012.

How­ever, the for­ward strug­gled to make an im­pact on Mersey­side as he scored just two goals in the 2012-13 cam­paign be­fore his loan move to Sun­der­land.

His first goal for Gus Poyet’s side was the win­ner in the derby against New­cas­tle in Oc­to­ber 2013, and he scored four goals in their fi­nal five league games of last sea­son - in­clud­ing a win­ner against Pre­mier League ti­tle chasers Chelsea at Stam­ford Bridge.

Borini also helped Sun­der­land reach the Cap­i­tal One Cup fi­nalal though, de­spite scor­ing the opener at Wem­b­ley, he ended up on the los­ing side as they were beaten by Manch­ester City.

The striker had re­turned to Liver­pool for pre-sea­son and started in the club’s first pre-sea­son friendly, which was a 2-1 de­feat away at Dan­ish club Brondby on Wed­nes­day, be­fore a fee for his trans­fer was agreed.

If he com­pletes the move, he will be­come Sun­der­land’s fourth sum­mer sign­ing fol­low­ing the ar­rivals of mid­fielder Jordi Gomez from Wi­gan, de­fender Billy Jones from West Brom and keeper Cos­tel Pan­til­imon­from Manch­ester City.

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