After Sunderland had a bid of up to £14m accepted by Liverpool for Fabio Borini, there have been rumours swirling that he didn't want to come, or that he himself was driving the move but according to the player's agent, the striker still hopes he has a future at Anfield.
Speaking to tuttomercatoweb, Marco De Marchi explained that he's in no hurry to give up the journey he has been on with Liverpool;
Sunderland has made an important offer of €18,000,000 to sign him, but Fabio wants to stay there [at Liverpool].
The project started with Liverpool two years ago, when he left Rome to start a major project, he began a journey and it's a major project for him.
He should not be judged on his first year: he was out for six months with foot and shoulder injuries, the past year he took a step back by going to Sunderland and had an extraordinary season.
Now, after the loan, I have not heard anything from Liverpool. He's willing to take his chances [of forcing his way into the Liverpool side].
Borini isn't worried about the increased competition at Liverpool, as it's something he dealt with during his spell at Roma;
At Roma there was also Totti, Osvaldo, Lamela and Bojan: He has no fear of playing with anyone, for me he can be part of the team of any top club.
With talks still expected to take place between Sunderland and Borini, take these comments from the player's agent with a pinch of salt as he looks to give himself and his client a good base to negotiate from.
Despite Borini's confidence in himself, he is clearly going to have a hard job forcing his way into the Liverpool team that looks likely to contain Daniel Sturridge, Raheem Sterling, Philippe Coutinho, Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert, Loic Remy, Lazar Markovic, Jordan Ibe and Divock Origi, and that's without further additions down the line by Brendan Rodgers.
Liverpool clearly believe that Borini doesn't feature highly in their future plans, hence accepting the bid for his services and for their part, Sunderland are still expecting to speak to the Italian in the near future, as Gus Poyet looks to convince the 23-year-old that he can fulfil his ambitions at the Stadium of Light.
Despite this apparent set back, expect the move for Borini to go ahead as planned, even if we have to wait a little longer than expected for a resolution.
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