Liverpool Transfer News: Fabio Borini Loan to Sunderland Will Yield Big Results
As was announced by the Daily Mail's Simon Jones and Colin Young on transfer deadline day, the 22-year-old was among the Black Cats' 14 transfer signings this summer, capping off an extremely busy period for the club.
While still in the late stages of his development, the youngster has already had an illustrious list of clubs he can call home, having had spells with Chelsea, Roma, Swansea City and now Liverpool.
On Merseyside, the Italian has fallen victim to the wealth of attacking competition on display with the Reds, often being fielded out wide without too much support.
However, at the Stadium of Light, Borini will have more luck earning himself a place in his preferred centre-forward position, from where he's likely to do most damage.
James Horncastle tweeted his support of the move, promising that the forward will score goals if given the chance:
Glad to see Borini nearing Sunderland. Get him a run of games + he'll score. Unfortunate first season at Liverpool. Shouldn't be written off— James Horncastle (@JamesHorncastle) September 2, 2013
When in the Chelsea youth ranks and during his loan spell at Swansea, then in the Championship, the forward found it much simpler in gaining priority positioning up top.
It was upon his return to his native Italy with Roma that Borini first began his shift to the wings and actually made a great go of things, scoring nine goals in just 20 Serie A starts during the 2011-12 campaign.
However, the lack of assists only showed off the player's knack as more of a scoring talent than a provisional asset, someone more accustomed to getting on the end of chances as opposed to creating them.
Is Borini a good signing for Sunderland?
Now joining up with compatriot Paolo Di Canio, it's possible Borini will get the playing time he so desperately needs in order to have any hope of fulfilling his potential, in a move that will undoubtedly benefit both his parent club and Sunderland in the long run.
With Steven Fletcher now back to full fitness and already back in the goals, the Black Cats have acquired a versatile array of striking options.
On top of the Scotsman, Jozy Altidore, Connor Wickham and Ji Dong-Won will also compete for a starting spot in the Northeast outfit's attack, but Borini has as much chance as any other to gain prominence. In fact, Fletcher is the only one of the five with more Premier League experience than the Italian international.
Having said that, Borini's game time is likely to come out wide still, an alternative being that Di Canio changes tactics enough to incorporate an attacking pair up top.
Whatever the case may be, Borini now comes to a ground that ignited the career of Manchester United's Danny Welbeck after one season on loan with the Black Cats, hoping to succeed in a similar—if not even better—circumstance.
If Borini does manage to have a successful season in the Northeast, he's bound to come back to Anfield with a ton of confidence, and if Luis Suarez does indeed move on next summer as predicted, an alternative striker may already be within Brendan Rodgers' ranks.
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