Liverpool striker Fabio Borini is considering his future according to his agent as the Italian striker seeks more playing time in a bid to make the Italy squad for the World Cup in Brazil next year.
Borini has been sent out on loan this season to Sunderland as Brendan Rodgers saw the need for him to play at another club as he would not be guaranteed regular football at Anfield this season. However, at Sunderland, Borini has not been a regular player for them despite grabbing the winner against Newcastle which made him a local hero.
Marco De Marchi, the players agent, has revealed that the striker may return to Serie A if he is not given more playing time at Sunderland. Speaking to calciomercato.com, De Marchi said: “I can say that if Fabio’s situation doesn’t change in the next month, we could evaluate a return to Italy so that he can find the consistency he needs ahead of the World Cup. Borini would absolutely love to take part in that tournament.”
There have been some suggestions that Liverpool may be better off selling Borini as he has struggled to make an impact at Liverpool. Borini only joined the Reds in the summer of 2012 and two things have made him have a poor start at Liverpool: 1) he has been plagued with injuries and 2) when called upon by Rodgers, he has had to play out wide when he is a meant to be playing in the box as a number 9. If Borini can overcome his injuries and play more centrally then he will be a valuable asset to Liverpool in the coming years as he is still on 22-years old.
Loaning him out was a good idea as he would struggle to play ahead of Suarez and Sturridge right now. It is a pity he has not gotten the playing time he needs at Sunderland so hopefully a move to Italy may be better for him but only on loan as he should return back to Anfield next season when he will hopefully have more games to play with our return to the Champions League.