Fabio Borini’s departure from Championship side Sunderland is getting closer by the day after his agent met with Serie A giants Lazio earlier this week, according to Il Messaggero (via Sport Witness).
The 26-year-old was one of several Black Cats players who underperformed under David Moyes last term, with the Italian finishing the campaign with a modest tally of two goals from his 24 Premier League appearances.
His form alongside the vast majority of his teammates led to the North East giants meekly surrendering their top-flight status, finishing bottom of the division with just 24 points from their 38 games, 16 points adrift of safety.
Nonetheless, it appears that the former Liverpool could be offered an escape route out of the Stadium of Light, with reports suggesting that a move to Lazio is edging closer for the £5.1 million-rated star (as per Transfermarkt).
The Serie A outfit finished fifth in the Italian top-flight last season and as a result will be playing Europa League football come September, a far cry away from the Championship campaign Sunderland will be embarking upon come August.
And it appears that they want to add Borini to their ranks so they can compete on both domestic and European fronts next term, and reports suggest that his agent has met with the Italian giants over a potential move this summer.
This news is sure to interest Sunderland supporters who haven’t seen the best of Borini in his short time on Wearside, and likely won’t be too disappointed to see him leave the club this summer should a move materialise.
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