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Crystal Palace: Fabio Borini snubbed Eagles move

Crystal Palace: Fabio Borini snubbed Eagles move

Former Liverpool and Chelsea forward Fabio Borini allegedly snubbed a chance to join Crystal Palace this summer, according to reports.

According to Calciomercato (via Sport Witness), the Italian forward had both Crystal Palace and Aston Villa queuing at the door for his signature, however, he opted to stay in Italy.

The report says that the two clubs had no problem with AC Milan’s demands for Borini – alleged to be around €15m – but that still wasn’t enough to persuade the player.

This could have been a good signing for Palace, who after just two games, are beginning to look like they have a real lack of options up front.

In Borini, there is a player who is versatile and who could have potentially added goals. The forward can play all across the frontline (as documented by Transfermarkt), which could have helped Palace considering their lack of options at right-wing, left-wing and centre forwards.

And after two games, Palace are still yet to score – highlighting how much of a problem goals could be for this side. If you exclude Wilfried Zaha from the previous list of Connor Wickham, Jordan Ayew and Chrisitan Benteke, the rest between them only managed two goals in the last campaign. While never overly prolific, he scored 17 for Sunderland during his reasonably short time there.

Palace are already looking stale this campaign and needed a bit of life. In Fabio Borini, they wouldn’t have had a world-beater, but it would give Roy Hodgson so much more freedom to try new things.

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