This article is part of Football FanCast’s Transfer Focus series, which provides opinion and analysis on recent transfer news…
According to Calciomercato, Aston Villa are showing an interest in former Sunderland man Fabio Borini.
Villa have been busy adding players to their forward line this summer with Jota and Wesley arriving from Birmingham and Club Brugge respectively.
However, it also looks as though they’re pursuing Italian forward Borini.
Calciomercato claims that Dean Smith’s men are interested in the player but they do face competition if they decide to make a move.
Per the report, Crystal Palace are also weighing up a deal for the Milan man.
The Midlands side have done some outstanding work in the transfer window so far but bringing Borini to Villa Park would be a huge mistake.
They’ve already revealed their desires to build a young and exciting team but at 28 years of age, Borini goes against that.
Yet that isn’t the main reason they shouldn’t be pursuing him this summer.
The fact of the matter is that he’s not good enough when it comes to both finding the net and creating chances.
This has been proven in the Premier League in the past whilst his record in Serie A last term wasn’t particularly convincing either.
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The plus side to the Italian is that he’s experienced in the top-flight, but his overall quality wouldn’t be enough to take Villa to the level they perhaps desire as they return to the Premier League.
You only need to consider the tallies he’s mustered in recent years to realise this.
As such, this is a deal Villa need to be forgetting about.