The agent of Liverpool striker Fabio Borini says he wanted to stay at Roma
By Simone Bargellini. Last Updated: October 1, 2012 3:26pm
Fabio Borini: Wanted to stay in Italian capital before summer switch to Liverpool
Fabio Borini's agent claims that the forward wanted to stay at Roma before his summer switch to Liverpool.
The 21-year-old joined Roma in 2011 on loan from Parma, who had snapped him up from Chelsea following a season-long loan at Swansea.
Roma made Borini's deal permanent, buying the other half of his rights from Parma, before then agreeing to sell him to Liverpool.
Borini's agent has admitted that his client was keen to remain in Serie A, but is more than happy to have made the move to the Premier League.
"Fabio's season at Liverpool is in the growing phase, the team's results are still to come and they will come, because Liverpool have a great coach," Marco De Marchi told Radio Incontro.
"Borini's move to Liverpool happened very quickly, he wanted to stay at AS Roma and he had also bought a house there.
"But the club decided to sell him to Liverpool and for him it was a very pleasant destination."