Fabio Borini wants out at Liverpool, feels like “a lion in a cage”

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Brendan Rodgers’ first signing as boss at Liverpool now wants a move away from Anfield, according to his agent.

Fabio Borini, who joined the Reds from Roma in 2012, only managed 12 league appearances last season, scoring just one goal.

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The Italian spent the 2013-14 season on loan at Sunderland and scored ten times for the Black Cats, and despite Liverpool’s offensive struggles this season, Borini failed to make an impact on his return to Anfield.

Speaking to Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport, the striker’s agent said his client “wants a new experience,” and has interest from multiple clubs throughout Europe.

Fabio wants a new experience. 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 Chelsea’s youth academy as a teenager in 2007, and made four Premier League appearances for the Blues before being loaned to Swansea City, who were still in the Championship at the time. Borini scored six goals in nine appearances for the Swans, and had another successful loan spell at Roma before being sold to Liverpool.

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With one year remaining on his contract at Liverpool, it will be interesting to see if Brendan Rodgers decides to sell the striker this summer before possibly losing him on a free transfer after next season. It is reported his value is around $20 million.