Liverpool flop Fabio Borino to move back to Serie A

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Fabio Borini is unwanted at Anfield and could be one of the two Liverpool strikers moving to the Serie A this summer according to the Daily Mail.

Borini arrived from AS Roma in 2012 for €13.3 million and has since then been loaned out to Sunderland. In 32 appearances for Liverpool, the Italian striker managed to score seven goals.

Last season was a bit of a nightmare for Borini as he featured only 12 times and scored just one goal and it is becoming clear that he is not in Brendan Rodgers' plans, just like Italian teammate Mario Balotelli.


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His destination

Liverpool and Serie A side Fiorentina are in talks over the Italian striker with a reported fee of around €8.6 million (£6 million). As Fiorentina were in London to play Chelsea in a friendly on the 5th of August, the Italian board took this opportunity to discuss the transfer and what's left now is for Borini to agree to personal terms before flying to Italy for his medical.

A move back to the Serie A will certainly suit the Italian international, which is where he proved to be a prolific goalscorer for Roma where he scored nine goals in 24 games. 

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Going back to his home country is certainly a good idea and a side like Fiorentina who just lost their star striker Mario Gomez seems like the perfect club to get his career back on tracks as he is only 24 years old. 

Are Liverpool missing out?

Back when he signed in 2012, Borini was 22 years old and seemed more promising than ever, especially after a loan spell at Swansea (from Chelsea) in 2011 where he scored six goals in nine appearances, but the striker didn't live up to his potential and never really shined in the Premier League with the Reds.

Borini is a pacy striker and can definitely score goals however Liverpool aren't really missing out on much as he's proven that he doesn't perform very well for Liverpool. With the likes of Christian Benteke, Danny Ings and Daniel Sturridge already at the club PLUS rumours linking Alexandre Lacazette with Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers has plenty of accomplished strikers to choose from and he shouldn't be too bothered by losing Borini.

Obviously the €5 million loss on the Italian international is a bit of a shame for the Reds but I think they'll be happy with getting €8.6 million for him considering his poor performances. 

It will be interesting to see how he does if he does complete his move to Fiorentina who did need a replacement for Mohamed Salah after he refused to stay at the club in favour of signing for another Italian side, AS Roma.

There has been reported interested from Lazio for Fabio Borini as well as West Ham however the Hammers were offering a loan deal following Enner Valencia's injury but Liverpool want to offset after a lot of money was spent on new signings this summer.

What about Mario Balotelli?

Borini's teammate Balotelli is also on the move and Lazio are reportedly looking into the ex-AC Milan striker following Borini's (almost completed) transfer to Fiorentina.

It'll be interesting to see how Liverpool cope without these two but there's no doubt with the players they've brought in this transfer window they'll be able to score a lot of goals. Borini was an exciting prospect and it's a shame that he "wasted" his career at Liverpool but it'll be exciting to see how he copes on at Fiorentina if he does move.

What do you think Liverpool fans? A good move for Borini? Should he stay at Anfield? Let us know in the comments blow.

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