Unwanted Italian seeking Liverpool exit

Fabio Borini is ready to leave Liverpool this summer and will have plenty of clubs to choose from, according to his agent Marco De Marchi.

The one-cap Italy international only made 12 Premier League appearances for the Reds last term after opting out of moves to both QPR and Sunderland last year in a bid to fight for his future at Anfield.

Brendan Rodgers’ decision to overlook him on multiple occasions – often deploying Raheem Sterling as a striker or using a ‘false nine’ system – has meant that the writing has been on the wall for the 24-year-old forward for some time, and now his agent, De Marchi, has confirmed that the ex-Chelsea and Swansea player is ready to move on:

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“Fabio wants a new experience,” he is quoted by talkSPORT. “We expected more consideration from Liverpool.

“There are teams from all over Europe interested in him.

“Top clubs in Europe are keen on him, from the Premier League to the Bundesliga and there also clubs in Italy, but many clubs in Italy have had coaching changes and that has slowed things down.

“He has no preference, he just wants a team that gives him a clear chance to prove himself.

“Right now he feels like a lion in a cage.”

Liverpool reportedly agreed a £14m deal with Sunderland for the striker last year following his fine loan spell at the Stadium of Light, but the payer himself turned down the move.

De Marchi has hinted that, although the price-tag remains in place, his client may move for a lower fee:

“His current value is that given by Sunderland last year,” he said. “However, that figure could be affected by the season he’s had at Liverpool and the fact that in a year his contract runs out.

“For the time being, everything is on standby as the player is currently on his honeymoon but will return shortly.”