Report: Crystal Palace interested in Sunderland’s Fabio Borini

Fabio Borini

The striker has struggled to impress at the Stadium of Light since returning from Liverpool.

Crystal Palace are reportedly interested in a loan move for Sunderland forward Fabio Borini, according to the Guardian.

The Eagles are keen to add a striker to their squad in the January transfer window, with attack having proved to be a problem area for them this season.

They have managed just 23 goals in 22 games up to now, the fourth worst record in the Premier League and worse than Newcastle and Sunderland who sit in the bottom three.

They have already been linked with several strikers as a result; with the likes of Emmanuel Adebayor and Nicklas Bendtner all being touted as potential targets.

And it appears that Sunderland striker Fabio Borini has been added to that list, with Alan Pardew’s side thought to be keen on a loan move, according to the Guardian.

The striker is out of favour at the Stadium of Light, having failed to impress since returning permanently following a spell with Liverpool.

He has struggled to break into the side under Sam Allardyce, with Jermain Defoe the first choice striker and Dame N’Doye now having been brought in as further competition.

A move to Palace would make sense then; with him likely to see more game time in a side who’s strikers have struggled all season.

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