Fabio Borini’s agent has revealed the Sunderland forward came close to joining Inter Milan last summer – and insists the player remains happy at the Stadium of Light.
Former Liverpool forward Borini found his best form on Wearside in the closing weeks of the season under Sam Allardyce’s management and played a key role in helping the club avoid relegation to the Championship.
But speaking to TMW Radio, Boroini’s agent Roberto De Fanti said his client could have returned to Italy last summer, but rejected overtures from Inter in favour of staying with Sunderland.
De Fanti also said he expects Borini to continue with the Black Cats next season, and doesn’t believe he will move to back to his homeland any time soon.
“Last year, to tell the truth, Inter came close, but we chose to continue his adventure in the Premier League. I think he is content to play for his current club, I see no reason why he should go back to Italy,” said Borini’s agent on the player’s future.
Borini signed for Sunderland from Liverpool last summer after an initial loan spell with the club during the 2013/14 season. His performances in the latter weeks of the season earned the forward a call up to the Italy national team, but this has also brought him to the attention of Lazio.