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Sunderland striker heading to former Italian Champions

According to Goal, Sunderland Striker Fabio Borini is heading to Italian side AC Milan for a fee of just under £6m in the coming days.

The Italian is set to head for Milan for a medical today (29th June 2017) ahead of his move. Borini moving to Italy for a modest fee of just £6m despite the Sunderland striker only scoring just two league goals in his last two dozen games for the Black Cats.

There has been nothing released on his personal terms as of yet but all that is expected to be reported after his transfer has been completed.

Fabio Borini’s career stats

The forward started his youth career at Parma Calcio 1913 but failed to make an appearance before he was signed up by the Liverpool under 23’s. He only played one game for the Liverpool under 23’s but in that game, he scored two goals and got an assist. That one game must have impressed Chelsea a lot as that’s where he ended up next.

He joined Chelsea but managed very few games for the London club. He made just eight appearances and he failed to score or assist any goals. Due to his lack of game time, he went on loan to the South Coast of Wales to Swansea City. His record at Swansea was excellent. He scored six goals and set up four in just 12 appearances. At the end of his loan spell, he joined the Chelsea under 23’s as opposed to the first team. His record for the under 23’s, like at Swansea, was sublime – scoring 17 at assisting five in just 21 games.

This impressive record earnt him a move back to Italy; AS Roma to be exact. For AS Roma, he managed to net on 10 occasions in 26 matches. From Roma, he joined Liverpool. Although his record was very poor – in 1600 minutes on the field he scored just three and set up just three. This poor spell meant he was sold by Liverpool and was bought by Sunderland after an excellent loan spell there. The 26-year-old contributed to 23 goals in 97 appearances.

His move to AC Milan has surprised many football fans given his extremely poor recent form but for a fee of just £6m, it’s certainly worth a gamble.

 

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