Fabio Borini to be Rodgers First Signing

Don’t try this at home.
The News Desk is still trying to sort out all the feints within feints within feints, but it’s looking more and more like Fabio Borini will be Brendan Rodgers first signing as Liverpool manager. The Italian striker, who just had his confusing joint ownership between Parma and Roma sorted out, appears to be on his way to Merseyside for somewhere in the region of £8mil. Loose lips sink ships is once again the motto around Anfield as new boy Rodgers keeps his cards close to his chest and the Borini transfer, which is coming as a quite a bit of a surprise, is no exception. There were some whispers late last month of interest in the 21 year old former Chelsea academy player and Italian International, but it appeared the transfer was dead in the water after Roma bought out the remainder of Fabio’s joint-ownership contract in a blind auction. Earlier today, the gaffer confirmed there would be an “exciting signing” coming this week but it all sounded a bit like smoke for the bum; apparently, that wasn’t the case. Though the transfer has yet to be confirmed, it’s expected the deal will be done by the end of the week. More on this as it develops; or goes terribly, terribly wrong.

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  • rouman

    how is this a exciting transfer…….

  • No he isn’t it’s Fulham’s old codger Dempsey.

  • CSD

    Not excited about a 21-year-old center forward who can score goals?

  • PatrickTheRed

    I hate Italians in England they’re useless, but Rodgers knows him best.

  • Josh

    I hope we sign Dempsey (6mil), Borini (8mil), Ramirez (16mil) and Sturridge (10mil) Possibly a cheap cover at lb such as Bedimo

  • MG01

    Yes – Zola, Carbone, Ravanelli, Di Cannio, Di Matteo, Vialli – rubbish the lot of them!!!

  • tony l

    dempsey is deffo on his way to anfield,and possibly adam johnson these two will improve us going forward,lets hope the crossbar dont get in the way this season

  • dean

    as RODGERS SAID VERY EXCITING SIGNING MY ARSE ? RODGERS YOUR NOT GONNA LAST A SEASON BUYING CRAP SECOND RATE PLAYERS LIKE IDIOT FOOLGLISH DID ??? YOU NEED TO GET WELL RID OF ADAM HENDERSON DOWNING CARROLL & JAY LIABILITY SPEARING ASAP…BOTTOM 8 FINISH THIS COMING SEASON :{ ANOTHER SHOCKING MANAGER AFTER FOOLGLISH…BRING RAFA BACK…

  • Grubb

    Promising potential is the new shithouse, dontcha know?

  • rubyrm

    The American owners want an American. Dempsey will be showcased during the North American tour. Marketing strategy. Could become a good buy tough. Borini is a classy footballer. Bring him on board.

  • rubyrm

    RAFA is never coming back

  • steven.

    yikes.

  • steven.

    can’t quite wrap my head around this whole Dempsey thing…marketing etc. makes sense, but it flies in the face of the whole FSG strategy…

    might be good for the reality show (cringe) but they’re hardly having any trouble selling tickets for the tour.

  • rubyrm

    What do you expect from people who’s idea of football is holding the ball and running around the park
    with an armoured suit.

    A complete different scenario of the far east tour.

  • CSD

    If you’re going to drink the kool-aid, drink it all.

  • tanabal

    One day,sure he will came back.,

  • ieu

    from what i`ve seen of Ramirez he is just what we need,Borini I will have to take a good look before comenting,Dempsey I do like but can he play the way Rodgers wants the players to play?who knows,more to the point which current players can adapt to his style of play?

  • ieu

    and further more what kind of manager sits on his ass and jots something on a piece of paper when we score a goal or even 3?????Benitez thats who!we lie to see passion from players???yes!we expect the same from our managers too!!!!

  • Jacklad

    Clown , probably from Manchester

  • PatrickTheRed

    You could name 6 players that came out of the championship and done well doesn’t mean you want Rodgers to go buy a team of them