Evaluating Roma's Summer Striker Swap

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Evaluating Roma's Summer Striker Swap

Mattia Destro and Fabio Borini have an eerie amount in common. Outside of the football pitch, the two were born a mere nine days apart in late March of 1991. Inside of it, both are young, promising Italian strikers employed by Roma during two consecutive seasons, though not at the same time. Both have suffered medium to long-term injuries this season, and most pertinently, one was more or less a straight swap for the other in the capital club's hunt for a striker. With so much in common, was it worth it for the club to let Borini go last summer and sink more money into signing Destro on loan with the option to buy...

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