DONE DEAL! Sunderland confirm permanent signing of Liverpool striker Fabio Borini

first_img New Sunderland signing Fabio Borini Sunderland have announced the signing of striker Fabio Borini from Liverpool in a deal reportedly worth up to £10million.The Black Cats have finally concluded their long pursuit of the 24-year-old, who spent the 2013/14 season on loan at the Stadium of Light, with the player penning a four-year deal with the club for an undisclosed fee understood to be £8m, with a further £2m in add-ons.Borini was a hit during his previous season stay on Wearside, with his goals proving crucial in their narrow escape from Premier League relegation, as well as a run to the League Cup final that season.He had the option to make his loan move permanent at the end of that campaign, but turned that, plus an offer from Queens Park Rangers, down in favour of proving himself at Anfield.However, having made just 18 appearances for the Reds last season, he failed to force his way into Brendan Rodgers’ long-term plans and decided to call time on his stint on Merseyside.Borini’s capture was confirmed by Sunderland on Monday afternoon.A club statement read:”Sunderland are delighted to announce the signing of Fabio Borini from Liverpool for an undisclosed fee.“The 24-year-old has signed a four-year deal at the Stadium of Light and returns to the club following a successful loan spell during the 2013-14 season, during which he became a fan favourite with ten goals including strikes against Newcastle United, Chelsea and at Wembley during the Capital One Cup final.” 1last_img read more

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Pochettino ‘managed like a rookie manager’ in final, says Cascarino

first_img“I think it is silly because you cannot prepare a player for a match, especially of this magnitude.“I felt Poch really managed his team like a rookie manager.“Poch got it wrong last night. It’s hard to criticise a guy who has done so brilliantly for a football club and like we chatted earlier about the finances of the club, being competitive, it has been exceptional. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Mauricio Pochettino chose to drop Lucas Moura for the Champions League final Cascarino told talkSPORT’s Weekend Sports Breakfast that the Spurs boss got the big calls wrong for the final.He said: “Kane, Winks and Trippier were three names I had written down yesterday morning.“Kane, I just didn’t get it at all. Football is littered with some clubs, and internationally, that selected players who have been injured and I don’t like it. “Poch had all the decisions to make in this game and not Klopp as we knew how they played and their personnel, we knew that.“I think his team lack experience because he is always wanting to improve players. Poch has always gone for that.“He wants to get a player in and make them better. He’s done that and that’s fine but you are missing that in the final.” 2 huge blow Getty REVEALED 2 no dice Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury deals tense Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Tony Cascarino felt Mauricio Pochettino got his decisions wrong for the Champions League final and ‘managed like a rookie manager’.Tottenham were beaten 2-0 by Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid on Saturday.Pochettino decided to drop semi-final hat-trick hero Lucas Moura in favour of Harry Kane, who had not played since picking up an ankle injury in the quarter-final with Manchester City. gameday cracker REPLY Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Getty shining Mauricio Pochettino and Jurgen Klopp shake hands after the final whistle in Madrid LATEST FOOTBALL NEWSlast_img read more

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