The agent of Fabio Borini has dismissed speculation that the player could return to Italy and join Internazionale when the transfer window reopens.
Borini has spent the majority of his professional career in the English game, having initially left Bologna for Chelsea as a 16-year-old back in 2007. Despite being a regular goalscorer for the Blues reserve team he failed to make an impression in the first team and, after a productive loan spell with Swansea City, he returned to his homeland where he spent a season with Roma.
After scoring nine goals in 24 Serie A matches he was snapped up by Brendan Rodgers, who had coached him at his two previous clubs, when the newly-installed Liverpool coach made him his first signing at Anfield for a fee of around £10million. Yet injuries and a lack of form have resulted in him struggling to find his best form, with just one league goal to his name.
Borini spent last term on loan at Sunderland, scoring seven times, and the Black Cats were keen to take him on a permanent basis. Despite having an offer accepted the striker rejected the switch to the Stadium of Light, in the hope of more game time with the Reds. However, he continues to be linked with a transfer, most notably with Inter who have confirmed their interest.
The technical director of the San Siro giants, Piero Ausilio, has stated that he will try to force through a deal when the window reopens in the New Year. But Marco de Marchi, who acts as Borini’s agent, has dismissed the possibility of the 23-year-old joining the Nerazzurro anytime soon, instead insisting that his client will remain on Merseyside and fight for first team recognition.
“This is just the umpteenth expression from Piero,” he told FcInterNews.it. “Obviously, it’s a pleasure to hear that from a friend and someone who is part of such an important club. As in the past, I can only publicly thank him for this. But I can’t go further because Fabio now is a Liverpool player and he is trying to push his way through and nobody thought he could do it.
“In the past, Fabio has always managed to come out with his head held high from difficult situations. Despite being part of a team of absolute level, he is pushing his way through. All I can say is that Fabio now is focused on Liverpool only and he doesn’t think about other teams. At the moment it’s absurd to talk about the January transfer market. Inter are an important team, but Fabio now plays for Liverpool and is only focused on the Reds. His contract expires in June 2016.”