After agreeing terms and passing a medical, Fabio Borini is manager Brendan Rodgers’ first signing at Anfield.
Rodgers had announced this past week that he intended to sign a player by the end of the week. The Reds’ manager was looking for a player that would fit his football ideology and also provide much needed firepower in attack.
“I was very keen to bring him here. Fabio fits the model of what we’re trying to do in building not only for now, but also for the future,” Rodgers told the club’s official website (www.liverpoolfc.com).
“He’s a big talent, 21 years of age, he scores goals, and his passion, focus and concentration is a very important part of his game – and a big part of what you want from a player,” Rodgers added.
Rodgers knows the Bologna native very well, having previously worked with Borini both at Chelsea and on loan at Swansea.
Despite his young age, Borini had established himself as a regular started for AS Roma the previous season and earned a spot in the Italian squad during Euro 2012.
Having received the No.29 shirt, the Italian may ironically make his first Liverpool debut this summer against his former club at Fenway Park in Boston.