Agent claims ace should have snubbed Liverpool

Fabio Borini (Sunderland)

The agent of Italian striker Fabio Borini reckons it might have been better for the young forward’s career if he had opted to snub Liverpool in favour of staying at Roma, reports the Daily Mirror. 

Borini has been sent out on a season-long-loan to Sunderland by the Anfield club, after failing to nail down a first team place during his first year on Merseyside.

The 22-year-old became Brendan Rodgers first signing at Liverpool for £10.5million back in July 2012, but failed to justify his price tag at Anfield.

His first season at Liverpool was disrupted by two serious injuries, which meant he only managed 13 league appearances. He scored a total of two goals in all competitions last season, the first coming in a Europa League qualifier against FC Gomel – with his only league goal the fifth in the 6-0 demolition of Newcastle last April.

The striker’s agent Marco De Marchi, reckons his client may have been better off snubbing the advances of Brendan Rodgers last summer and opting to stay with Roma.

“I think Fabio would have been the ideal player for Zdenek Zeman last year at Roma,” De Marchi told Radio Mana Mana.

“But the decision was made to leave Roma. Of course, it all happened very quickly and there was no chance to talk with the new coach.

“But having said that, I still think Roma would have been the right team for Fabio.”

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