Fabio Borini’s agent claims that ‘very important clubs’ were interested in his client’s services on deadline day, but Liverpool refused to consider loan offers.
After spending last season with Sunderland, where he scored seven goals in 32 league games to help secure the club’s Premier League status, Borini looked on the verge of a return to the north east this summer, with the two sides having agreed upon a £14 million fee.
However, determined to prove his worth at Anfield, the Italian striker continued to stall on a potential permanent move, while a last-minute switch to Queens Park Rangers also broke down due to wage demands.
Marco De Marchi, Borini’s representative, has revealed that Inter Milan were among the teams looking to reach a loan agreement, but now the former Chelsea trainee is set to remain at Liverpool until at least the start of 2015.
‘The player still has two years on his contract with Liverpool and they decided not to consider offers for a loan,’ he told fcinternews.it.
‘Inter Milan and other very important clubs in Europe wanted him on loan.
‘Liverpool didn’t accept and then QPR made an offer to buy him immediately. But the proposal for the player was not a proposal for an important player.
‘Now Fabio will stay with Liverpool and try to convince the coach to give him a chance. He is used to fighting for things.
‘I don’t know what will happen in the January market.’
Having signed for Liverpool from Roma in the summer of 2012, Borini appears intent on fighting for a spot in Brendan Rodgers’ lineup, but whether that would be the best thing for his career at this stage is debateable.
Aged 23, he still has a great deal of promise to fulfil but, with competition growing fierce for first-team places at Melwood in the wake of Mario Balotelli’s £16 million arrival from AC Milan, one has to question his decision not to accept the chance of securing regular minutes elsewhere.