Red’s Italian striker, Fabio Borini who has been on the fringes through out his Liverpool career seems bound for the exit door according to reports out of Italian media sources.
The player has failed to hold down a regular place in the first team since arriving from Serie A side AS Roma in 2012. With increased competition for places in the team and the club boasting of a lot of strikers, the Italian has been deemed supplus to requirements and his agent Marco De Marchi has confirmed that talks are underway with Serie A side Fiorentina.
“Yes, we have spoken to Fiorentina, but we are evaluating everything carefully. Fabio will decide based on Liverpool’s needs. We are looking for an important project in Italy or elsewhere but for the moment, he doesn’t have a preference”.
The Italian has struggled to make an impact since he returned to the Premier League after earlier stints with Chelsea and Swansea City. He has managed a miserly return of just 8 starts in 25 league appearances scoring just 2 goals. He also spent the 2013/2014 season on loan at Wearside club Sunderland where he found the back of the net 10 times in all competitions.
Liverpool are set for a striker overhaul this summer after the arrivals of Divock Origi, Danny Ings and Christian Benteke to balance the clubs finances after massively investing in the first team squad. With FFP sanctions in mind, they look set to offload deadwood strikers; Mario Balotelli, Ricky Lambert and Fabio Borini after their failure to produce for the club.
With Borini’s departure to Fiorentina imminent, Lambert already holding positive talks with WestBrom, they look set to remove them from their wage bill. However, Balotelli who is on £100,000 per week has proven a stumbling block with no club interested in his services after his recent struggles finding the back of the net, his explosive attitude and his high wages.