Liverpool forward Fabio Borini who was previously on loan at Sunderland looks like he won’t be going out on loan again anytime soon, according to Borini’s agent, following interest over the summer in which Liverpool agreed fees from both the Wearside club as well as QPR, according to reports.
Borini put in some impressive displays last season for Sunderland, appearing in 32 Premier League games and popping up with seven goals. He also scored the first goal of the Capital One Cup final last season before Sunderland eventually lost 3-1 to Manchester City.
Borini’s agent Marco De Marchi had this to say in the Liverpool Echo on Borini’s immediate future, which looks to be at the Reds.
“Borini is a top level player, so consequently he has a contract with Liverpool and any club interested knows how to approach them.
“At this moment I am certainly not going to look for another club, as the boy is happy to remain at Liverpool. Let’s not forget he left a journey he already started at Roma in order to come to England.
“Liverpool have no intention of loaning him out, as they already proved in August. We know that and so do all the clubs who came looking for him in the last transfer session.
“The situation is exactly the same as it was in September, in the sense that he is very happy to be part of this important team.
“He has managed to find some space playing in the Champions League and starting in the Premier League. Things are progressing as expected.
“At this moment we don’t have anything in mind for his future, as the lad is focused only on his team and the current campaign.”
Borini has made some appearances this term for the Reds, including two appearances in the Premier League as well as one in Champions League as well, which De Marchi alluded to, but even though he says Borini is happy, the 23-year-old may not be for long if he doesn’t improve the involvement he has had in Liverpool’s starting XI.
After all Borini became accustomed to regular Premier League football while in the North East and although he is progressing steadily on Merseyside, the taste of first team football he had in Sunderland on an almost weekly basis could turn his head should he not get more game time at Liverpool as the season progresses.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena.