Report: Rafael Benitez wants to bring Fabio Borini to Newcastle

Fabio Borini of AC Milan celebrates his goal during the serie A match between AC Milan and Hellas Verona FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 5, 2018 in Milan, Italy.

Newcastle United are reportedly keen on Fabio Borini.

Fabio Borini of Sunderland celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Crystal Palace at Stadium of Light on March 1, 2016 in...

According to Tuttomercatoweb, Newcastle United are interested in snapping up AC Milan attacker Fabio Borini in January.

Newcastle already have a whole host of ex-Sunderland players at the club, having brought in Javi Manquillo, DeAndre Yedlin and Ki Sung-yueng under Rafael Benitez’s management.

 

Fans won’t exactly want to see Benitez sign more players with history of playing for Newcastle’s biggest rivals, but another former Mackem is being linked.

Tuttomercatoweb report that AC Milan attacker Borini could leave the San Siro in January, and Newcastle are keen to bring him back to the Premier League.

Interest in an attacker is no great surprise, and Borini’s versatility makes him somewhat appealing given that he can play out wide, up front of behind a striker, but Newcastle fans may be uninspired by this rumour.

Fabio Borini of AC Milan celebrates his goal during the serie A match between AC Milan and Hellas Verona FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 5, 2018 in Milan, Italy.

The Italian, 27, has started just six games in all competitions this season, and his record with Sunderland wasn't impressive either, as he scored just seven goals in 53 games for the Black Cats.

Borini may be a relatively realistic signing for Newcastle though, even if he does appear to only be a fallback option if the Magpies can't land Atlanta United's Miguel Almiron next month.

Fabio Borini of AC Milan  celebrates after scoring the opening goal during UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between AC Milan and Ludogorets Razgrad at the San Siro on February 22, 2018...

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