Fabio Borini’s agent has shed some light on why the Italian forward chose to remain at Liverpool on deadline day, despite significant offers from both Sunderland and QPR.
Borini took to social media today to reveal he is happy with the decision to remain at Anfield, and his agent Marco De Marchi says the London club did not make the forward feel like an important player when chasing his signature.
Borini has come in for criticism for reportedly demanding wages of £90,000 a week, and choosing to remain at a club where his game time will be limited following the summer arrivals of Rickie Lambert, Mario Balotelli and Lazar Markovic.
But De Marchi says the 23-year-old is willing to fight for his place in Brendan Rodgers side.
“Fabio had a great season and he is back at Liverpool,” he told www.tuttomercatoweb.com. “He has proved he can play at a high level.
“He is still under contract with Liverpool for another two years and the club decided not to listen to offers for Fabio to go out on loan this season.
“I can say that I was contacted by very important European clubs that wanted to get the player on loan.
“Liverpool did not want this and at the last minute (deadline day), the situation with QPR emerged.
“They made an important offer to buy him straight away.
“But if you consider the player to be important and you make an important offer, then also the player should be treated as an important player.
“Now Fabio will remain at Liverpool and try to convince the coach to give him playing time.
“I remember that he (Borini) was the first signing the Liverpool coach wanted when he (Rodgers) arrived at Liverpool.
“Fabio is in one of the most important clubs in the world and what will happen in the future we don’t know.”
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