Liverpool have finally managed to make their first signing this summer after completing a long term deal with Roma striker Fabio Borini for a fee of £7.9m.
The 21 year old had an impressive last season with Roma making 26 appearances and scoring 10 goals in the process. It was his exploits for the Rome club that saw him earn his first national cap for Italy and eventually sneak into their squad for the Euros.
Reports of Rodgers’ reported interest in the former Chelsea youth player had been doing the rounds for a few weeks. Rodgers’ wanted to reunite with Borini after having had worked with him during his Swansea days. But Roma thwarted Liverpool’s attempts to sign the player by securing complete ownership in a blind auction after buying the remainder of the 50% rights of the Italian striker from Parma.
A statement at the club’s official website carried the news saying: Liverpool have today confirmed they have completed the signing of AS Roma forward Fabio Borini.
“The Italy international has put pen to paper on a long-term deal with the Reds after agreeing terms and passing a medical at Melwood.”