Black Cats want Fabio Borini once again.
Sunderland are set to make a renewed bid to sign Liverpool forward Fabio Borini once the transfer window reopens on New Year’s Day, report the Mail, after Black Cats manager Gus Poyet admitted that the Wearsiders had desperately missed the Italian’s goals during their Premier League campaign so far.
Borini spent the whole of last season on loan at Sunderland at was one of Poyet’s most impressive performers, both scoring and creating goals from wide areas and persuading the club to dedicate much of their summer to trying to secure a £14 million permanent deal that never quite came to fruition.
The suggestion at the time was that Borini was keen to stay at Anfield and fight for his place in Brendan Rodgers’ first team plans but, despite a couple of stars and the side’s lack of goals as a whole, Borini remains a bit part player at best at Liverpool and could reevaluate his options once the window reopens.
Sunderland face Liverpool at Anfield this weekend as they look to bounce back from a thumping defeat at the hands of Manchester City on home soil this week – and Poyet hopes that the club’s fans give Borini a fine reception after the performances that he put in for the club:
“I would like them to because he deserves it. He is one of those players who, for some reason, everyone thought would be here so we never really wanted to say goodbye to him. But he is not here so it is a good opportunity for us to say thank you to Fabio.”