Liverpool striker’s nightmare just gets worse

Fabio Borini

Borini wants Serie A move, but is unlikely to get it

Just when Fabio Borini thought things could not get tougher, it seems that the on-loan Liverpool striker is set to be denied his move back to Serie A.

Borini is on loan at Sunderland for the season, having failed to make an impression at Anfield since signing for Liverpool last summer.

The player’s agent revealed last week that Borini wants to quite the Stadium of Light, and the Premier League, in order to return to Italy during the January transfer window.

But according to Sky Sports Italia, such a move may be impossible, at least before the end of the season, due to Borini’s earlier appearance for Liverpool’s Under-21s.

An appearance for the Under-21s counts as an official appearance for the club, and under the laws of the game a player cannot play for three teams in a single season.

That would appear to scupper the 22-year-old’s dreams of returning to his homeland. Borini is desperate to get regular football ahead of next summer’s World Cup in Brazil.

The silver lining for may come in the form of Sunderland manager Gus Poyet, who has insisted that Borini remains part of his plans.

Poyet said: “I would like to talk to him, not agents. He is a very important player for us and he has been unlucky because, if there is one player who should have got a bit more from the manager, it is Fabio.

“I’ve only been here a month and a half so not everything needs to be decided now. If I was him I’d be moaning, but he has got great character and we have got a very good relationship.

“Every player wants to play all the time and I’m sure his family are thinking, why doesn’t he manager play him? He has done well and is probably the one who has been really unlucky with the situation in games.”

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