Amongst all the names being linked with Liverpool this summer, Fabio Borini is perhaps the most intriguing. The Italian may sound familiar as he played a key role in Swansea City’s promotion two seasons ago where he scored 6 goals in just 9 games.
Since then Borini has been passed around, he signed for Parma before being loaned out to Roma before he had even played a game. At Roma he has done well if not spectacular having notched up 9 goals in 24 appearances. Now, according to the Express Brenden Rogers is keen to be reunited with Borini having previously coached the youngster at Chelsea and then at Swansea.
But how much of a risk would Borini be for Liverpool? Cost wise Borini would be available at around the £4-5 million pound mark and wouldn’t expect a large salary.
However Rogers will be under pressure to deliver big name signings at Anfield to display the ambition he claimed he had for the club to return to the top of the tree in English football. Would signing a 21 year old yet to truly announce himself really please Liverpool fans? Rogers must be careful he doesn’t follow Roy Hodgson’s fateful path and sign mediocre players unable to find themselves a place in the Kop’s heart.
Borini does however appear to have all the attributes required to become a top player. He showed at Swansea he was a clinical finisher with enough pace to be considered a serious threat. The Italian was agile, strong and determined and most importantly is still learning at his young age. If Rodgers wasn’t to sign the centre forward he may come to regret it once Borini has fulfilled his potential and trebled his price tag. Food for thought for Liverpool’s new boss as he looks to shape a new side based on youth and exuberance.
It could also be argued that he would be a perfect fit for Liverpool’s squad. While Luis Suarez’s contribution could never be questioned Andy Caroll looked to be a lost man for the majority of last season. However, towards the end of the season Caroll looked to be re-energised and capable of performing to the level required come next season.
So with two firing centre forwards Liverpool may not need to splash out on an alternative option. Maybe a young cheaper option would be more beneficial, Borini can fit that mould perfectly, all it requires now is for Rodgers to take a chance on the talented youngster.
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