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Aston Villa would be making a huge mistake by pursuing Borini

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.

What’s the word?

Villa have been busy adding players to their forward line this summer with Jota and Wesley arriving from Birmingham and Club Brugge respectively.

Anwar El Ghazi has also rejoined whilst the Villans have been linked with a number of further wingers including the likes of Said Benrahma, Harry Wilson and Trezeguet.

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.

Big mistake

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.

Last season he was only involved in four goals whilst he created a measly 0.7 key passes per game, something that wouldn’t be an upgrade on El Ghazi who contributed to 12 strikes.

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During his stint in the Premier League, Borini scored just 16 goals in 111 games whilst also adding as few as six assists.

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.

His highest-scoring season in English football is seven goals but that came all the way back in 2013/14. Since then he’s never scored more than five in a single term wherever he’s played.

As such, this is a deal Villa need to be forgetting about.

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