Fabio Borini keen on Liverpool stay after successful Sunderland loan
Fabio Borini’s agent has poured cold water on suggestions that the Liverpool striker could move away from the club, telling Italian media that “at the moment I don’t see that he could leave.”
Borini impressed for Sunderland while on loan at the Stadium of Light last season, but Marco De Marchi insists that his client is looking to stay at Liverpool.
“There have been approaches from several countries, including Italy,” De Marchi revealed.
“I have not spoken to Brendan Rodgers yet but the player is tied to Liverpool by contract for another two years and at the moment I don’t see that he could leave.
“Anyone who wants Borini will have to talk to Liverpool but I know he would like to continue his Premier League adventure because it’s a style of football that suits him perfectly.”
Borini’s form at Sunderland, where he scored seven league goals and provided two assists, had sparked some talk of an international call up, but the forward was left out of Cesare Prandelli’s Italian World Cup squad.
His agent admitted that Italy have good alternatives up front, but believes Borini should have been called up to the only World Cup side without Premier League representation.
“When you do everything you can and you know certain things aren’t down to you then you can rest with a clear conscience.
“I don’t know if anyone from the national team came and watched him. There are lots of great attacking options in Italy’s squad: Alessio Cerci, Ciro Immobile and Mattia Destro, but I don’t think there’s anyone who has the same characteristics as Fabio.”