Why Leicester City should take Liverpool up on their reported striker offer

Liverpool’s Fabio Borini could be an option for Leicester City.

According to a report in The Sun, Liverpool have offered Leicester City the chance to sign out-of-favour striker Fabio Borini this summer.

The Foxes have so far been fairly quiet this summer on the transfer front, making only three permanent additions in Christian Fuchs, Robert Huth and Shinji Okazaki.

The latter, a Japanese international, can play in a number of positons in the final third but he’s predominantly a centre-forward, ideal competition for Argentine ace Leonardo Ulloa.

Where newly-appointed boss Claudio Ranieri is lacking options is in his wide forward roles, with Jamie Vardy and the ageing David Nugent arguably his standout options.

If the East Midlands outfit want to establish themselves as a Premier League side, they need to bulk up their squad and Liverpool’s Borini, who is presumably available, represents a fine choice.

Key attributes:

The Italian forward can play in a wide role, has the ability to link up with a focal centre-forward and chips in with his fair share of goals and assists.

During his campaign on loan at Sunderland, the 24-year-old notched seven Premier League goals and prompted the club to unsuccessfully try and sign him on a permanent basis.

Capable of using both feet and a calming influence in possession, he would be ideal for Ranieri’s more continental style of play and the Italian player-manager connection is an evident plus.

While the player may have offers of a return to Italy on the table, joining Leicester would have its financial benefits and the opportunity to play a role in the club’s new era is highly motivating.

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