Sunday, June 24, 2018

Borini seeking pastures new; Trippier signs for Spurs

Borini seeking pastures new; Trippier signs for Spurs

The agent of Liverpool forward Fabio Borini, Marco De Marchi, has revealed his client wants to leave Anfield this summer.

Borini, who joined Liverpool from Roma in a deal reportedly worth €13.3 million in the summer of 2012, tallied just one goal and one assist in 12 English Premier League appearances for the Reds last season.

With just one year remaining on his current deal at the club, Liverpool will be looking to ‘cash in’ on the Italy international, who was the subject of a £12 million bid from Sunderland last summer.

“Fabio wants a new experience,” De Marchi told Corriere dello Sport. “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.”

De Marchi added: “His current value is that given by Sunderland last year. 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.”

Now then, where will Borini ply his trade next season?

Trippier signs for Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of defender Kieran Trippier from Burnley for an undisclosed fee.

Trippier, 24, joins Spurs on a five-year deal and is looking forward to getting started under manager Mauricio Pochettino.

“It’s a great opportunity for me to sign for Spurs,” Trippier said. “When I first heard that the Club was interested I didn’t have to think twice because it’s such a big club and now I just can’t wait to get started and show everyone what I can do.

“I’m very keen to perform in training every single day, do the best I can and hopefully get the nod from the gaffer. Whenever I get a chance, I want to do well for the other players, the staff and, of course, the fans.

“The squad here is unbelievable, there’s so much quality in the team and I’m really looking forward to starting work in pre-season and being a part of that.”

Trippier, formerly of Manchester City, notched four assists and a mere two bookings in 38 Premier League appearances for Burnley last season.


Shawn Etemadi



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