Fabio Borini agent blasts Liverpool: "He feels like a lion in a cage"
Published 20/06/2015 | 14:10
Liverpool forward Fabio Borini wants to leave the club this summer - after being likened to a "lion in a cage" by his agent.
Borini made just 12 Premier League appearances for Liverpool in the 2014-15 campaign and the Italian wants a move away from Anfield in search of more playing time.
"Fabio wants a new experience," Borini's agent Marco De Marchi told Corriere dello Sport. "We expected more consideration from Liverpool.
"There are teams from all over Europe interested in him. Top clubs in Europe are keen on him, from the Premier League to the Bundesliga and there also clubs in Italy, but many clubs in Italy have had coaching changes and that has slowed things down.
"He has no preference, he just wants a team that gives him a clear chance to prove himself. Right now he feels like a lion in a cage."
Borini joined Liverpool in the summer of 2012 from Roma and is under contract with the Reds for another season.
The 24-year-old scored seven goals in 25 league starts while on loan at Sunderland in the 2013-14 campaign.
Liverpool reportedly agreed a £12million fee with Sunderland to sell Borini last summer but the player turned down a permanent move to Wearside.
"His current value is that given by Sunderland last year," De Marchi said.
"However, that figure could be affected by the season he's had at Liverpool and the fact that in a year his contract runs out.
"For the time being, everything is on standby as the player is currently on his honeymoon but will return shortly."