After Liverpool splashed out over £10m on Fabio Borini during the summer, several Blues fans were wondering whether or not the club had made a huge mistake in letting the Italian leave on a free transfer in 2011. While he may not exactly have set the Premier League alight during his short stint at Anfield, he has now told the press that he was never even given a chance to shine at Stamford Bridge and was forced out by club chiefs.
Borini joined the Blues in 2007 and arrived with a fantastic reputation from Bologna. This reputation was heightened further following several impressive campaigns in the reserve leagues, which eventually led to a loan move to Brendan Rodgers’ Swansea. It was here that he really made a name for himself in English football but it was also at this point where the Blues discovered that he would not be signing a new deal, and it was promptly revealed that he was to join Roma on a pre-contract agreement.
Despite making such an impression in Serie A, it would be fair to say that Borini has really struggled at new club Liverpool – even if the guys at william hill have made him their favourite to finish as the clubs top scorer by the end of the season. He simply hasn’t been able to find his scoring boots and at the time of writing, he has scored just the one goal in the Europa League.
Following on from the above, the player has told the press that he didn’t even have a choice to stay at Stamford Bridge. He also goes on to say that his future was taken out of Carlo Ancelotti’s hands by stating, “Ancelotti told me that, above him, they didn’t want me in the first team. They said I had to play in the reserves because I hadn’t signed a new contract. It was a hard period for me and it wasn’t even the manager’s choice.”