Fabio Borini’s agent has confirmed that the Liverpool striker will seek a move away from Anfield this summer and claims a number of clubs in Europe have shown an interest, Guardian Sport reports.
The Italian has failed to impress on Merseyside since his arrival from Serie A outfit AS Roma in 2012 and represents one of manager Brendan Rodgers’ biggest transfer failures.
Upon taking over from Kenny Dalglish three summers ago, Borini was the first player signed by the Northern Irishman but the striker scored one league goal in his debut season.
He was sent out on-loan to Sunderland the following season where he scored vital goals in their successful bid to avoid relegation.
However, despite Liverpool’s problems in front of goal last season, Borini found opportunities limited and just three of his 12 league appearances were as a starter and found the back of the net just once against Aston Villa in January.
A move back to home to Italy is reportedly on the cards with Bologna showing an interest according to SkySports and Borini’s agent Marco De Marchi says the 24-year-old wants more playing time next season:
“Fabio wants a new experience,” he told the Italian publication Corriere dello Sport.
“Top clubs in Europe are keen on him, from the Premier League to the Bundesliga and there also clubs in Italy, but many clubs in Italy have had coaching changes and that has slowed things down.”
“He has no preference, he just wants a team that gives him a clear chance to prove himself.”
“Right now he feels like a lion in a cage.” De Marchi added.