Liverpool agrees $24 million fee with Sunderland for Fabio Borini   Leave a comment

This is a win-win for both clubs. For Liverpool, selling Borini to Sunderland gives the Reds’ additional money that they can then use in the summer transfer market and given they’re Champions League bound for 2014-15, they’ll need the extra dough. For Sunderland, they get a proven forward who was pivotal to their campaign last year and it gives them an extra option at forward (especially given the near-disastrous club season that fellow Black Cat Jozy Altidore had last year.

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Two months after Fabio Borini proved crucial to Sunderland’s Premier League survival, the Black Cats don’t want to enter their new season without him, part of the reason the club is willing to pay top dollar for somebody who’s failed to making an impact with his parent club.

That may also explain why Liverpool, after recently parting ways with Luis Suárez, is willing to do the same with Borini. According to multiple reports, the Reds have agreed to accept Sunderland’s $23.9 million (£14m) bid for their Italian striker, with the 23-year-old now free to negotiate personal terms for a potentially permanent move.

From reporting by The Telegraph:

[Borini] was a priority signing for the Black Cats, but after an earlier valuation of £10 million was rejected, terms were agreed on Friday.

The 23-year-old becomes the second Liverpool striker to depart the club this month, following Luis Suarez. Their combined sale of £89 million…

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Posted July 18, 2014 by Matthew in Uncategorized

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