By Kevin Koczwara
Fabio Borini didn’t have much time to make an impact on Liverpool’s squad during his one full season with the club. For one reason or another (mostly injuries) the Italian forward didn’t get a chance to break in and make his mark. So, ahead of last season’s campaign, Brendan Rodgers decided to send the young forward out on loan to Sunderland.
Now the Black Cats are looking to try and lure the forward back to Sunderland permanently after he helped them stave off relegation.
Reports have Sunderland possibly willing to offer £10 million to bring Fabio Borini back to the Stadium of Light. Liverpool have been looking to bring in the £12 million they paid Parma in 2012 for the 23-year-old forward, who was Rodgers first signing as Liverpool manager.
Borini was named Sunderland’s Young Player of the Year at the conclusion of the season. He also scored a vital goal against Chelsea in the second half of the season that gave Sunderland an improbable win and a fighting chance to stay in the Premier League. He scored earlier in the year against Sunderland’s rivals Newcastle as well.
Borini made 13 appearances for Liverpool in the Premier League in his one season with the club — only five starts — and scored one goal. He made four Europa League starts and came off the bench two other times and managed just one goal.