Adieu Liverpool. Now Fabio Borini’s officially ours

Jake: a happy day recalled
Jake: a happy day recalled

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.

M Salut, drawn by Matt, colouring by Jake
M Salut, drawn by Matt, colouring by Jake
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4 thoughts on “Adieu Liverpool. Now Fabio Borini’s officially ours”

  1. Totally agree with the previous comments. Now sort out the defence. Kaboul may come good, but not now, PLEASE.

  2. Arriverdici Emmanuele Giacherrini too. At least for a year. Now if we can get a few others on the deadwood stage and get another fullback or two in things will be looking rosyish.

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