From the splendidly named Oscar Chamberlain at SAFC.com comes official confirmation of the not too well-kept secret. Fabio Borini is a Sunderland player again, and this time he’s ours rather than someone else’s on loan.
Read what we – and you – had to say about it earlier at https://safc.blog/2015/08/liverpools-fabio-borini-we-may-finally-get-our-man-a-good-idea/.
Now see what the club has to say:
Sunderland are delighted to announce the signing of Fabio Borini from Liverpool for an undisclosed fee (feel free to chuckle at this absurd phrase and make your own stab between £7m and £10m- Ed}.
The 24-year-old has signed a four-year deal at the Stadium of Light and returns to the club following a successful loan spell during the 2013-14 season, during which he became a fan favourite with ten goals including strikes against Newcastle United, Chelsea and at Wembley during the Capital One Cup final.
Salut! Sunderland extends a hearty welcome back to Fabio.
He’s quoted as saying: “It will be emotional for me to play at the Stadium of Light again and I can’t wait to get back on the pitch as a Sunderland player. I am delighted to be back at Sunderland. It is a club I know really well from my time here previously.”
And Dick Advocaat added: “Fabio is a great addition to the squad who will make our front line stronger. He can play in a number of attacking positions which is a huge benefit to the team.”
Again from Oscar, we learn that Fabio will wear the number nine shirt and could – I think we can make that will, subject to any injury sustained in the meantime – make his second Sunderland debut at home to Tottenham Hotspur on September 13.