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Published on Jul 14, 2012
Fabio Borini (born 29 March 1991) is an Italian footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League side Liverpool. He started his career at Bologna, before moving to Chelsea in 2007. In 2011, he joined Championship side Swansea City on loan, and eventually signed for Roma, before signing for Liverpool in 2012.
On 9 July 2012, it was reported that Borini would become Brendan Rodgers' first signing as Liverpool manager, with the player expected to join before a United States pre-season tour. On 12 July, it was reported that a deal had been reached between the two clubs, the deal was worth 12 million, and on 13 July Borini officially completed his transfer to Liverpool, and requested to wear the number 29 shirt. On 13 July Roma announced the fee was €13.3 million plus bonuses. (about £10.5M on 13 July 2012 exchange rate)
On 26 February 2012, Borini was called up to the senior national team by head coach Cesare Prandelli. He made his debut on 29 February 2012, in the friendly match lost 1--0 against the United States. He has been included in the Italian team for the UEFA Euro 2012, but did not leave the bench.
He has worked with current Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers at both Chelsea and Swansea.