Fabio Borini’s agent Marco De Marchi has claimed it was a mistake for Fabio Borini to leave Italy.
Borini is currently enjoying a loan spell under the guidance of Italian coach Paolo Di Canio, having failed to settle in at Anfield since his move from Roma back in the summer of 2012.
Patches of inconsistent form as well as bad injuries have made it difficult for Borini to have the impact at Liverpool he’s capable of, which has caused his agent to question whether he should have moved at all.
“I think Fabio would have been perfect for the game of Zdenek Zeman, who was then the coach of Roma, but the decision to leave the capital came from both sides,” De Marchi told Radio Mana Mana.
Liverpool invested just over £10 million in Borini, hoping that he would be able to replicate the form he showed in the 2011/2012 season with Roma bagging nine goals from 20 starts.
“Everything was concluded very quickly, without a chance for us to talk to the coach. Having said that I still believe Roma was the best team possible for Fabio,” added De Marchi.
Reflection is a wonderful thing when looking back and criticising decisions that have proven to be wrong but Borini is still a Liverpool player.
He has a task ahead of him to play out of his skin at Sunderland, return to Anfield with some good statistics under his belt before trying to force the club to offer him an extended and better contract.
What do you think? Would Borini have been better off staying in Italy?
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