Fabio Borini could be in line for a shock international recall with Italy this weekend.
Fabio Borini signed for Liverpool after his best season in football yet at AS Roma. The former Chelsea forward was snapped up by the Italian side after impressing on loan at Swansea City in their promotion campaign of 2010-11.
It was during that time with Roma he received his first international call-up, playing for the Azzurri in 2012 against the United States - so far his only senior cap for his country, despite going to Euro 2012.
But since leaving Roma for Liverpool it has looked very unlikely that he would be getting a call-up for the national team anytime soon.
Borini’s time at Liverpool has been torrid - with injuries and form seeing him out of favour with his manager Brendan Rodgers, despite the pairs close working relationship.
Now he has signed on loan for Sunderland, hoping to give his career a kick back into touch by playing regular football alongside another Italian international in the form of Emmanuel Giaccherini.
Now so far, he has not done anything of massive eye-catching proportions that might have the Italian fans calling on a re-call from Cesare Prandelli - but he might get it anyway.
According to Sky Sport Italia the 22-year-old is to receive a call-up for the upcoming qualifiers against Denmark and Armenia.
Italy have already secured their place at next summer’s World Cup in Brazil and Prandelli is expected to run the rule over some of the younger and less experienced players in his talent pool.
Borini falls into that category and Prandelli is hoping to have a look at some of those who will join the likely lads such as Mario Balotelli, Giussepe Rossi and co at the World Cup next summer.
It comes as their hopes of giving Mauro Icardi a first call-up dissipated, after the Inter Milan striker accepted a call to play for Argentina this week.
So Borini isn’t wanted at Liverpool right now, but Italy might.
The announcement is due on Sunday evening ... so we can discover then how true the reports are.
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