The Liverpool fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are currently discussing the curious case of Fabio Borini and why he chose to stay on the Liverpool bench.
However, Sunderland manager Gus Poyet says Fabio Borini was right to turn down a move to the Black Cats, according to The Mirror.
The Italian forward was targeted by the Wearside club after a £14 million summer bid was accepted by Liverpool.
Brendan Rodgers made it clear that the former Roma player was free to leave Anfield with QPR also interested in securing his signature.
But in the end, 23-year-old Borini decided to fight for a place with the Merseyside club but Poyet holds no animosity towards the player.
Poyet said: “Fabio was aiming to play in Europe and his aim was Liverpool first, and then any team playing in Europe next.
“I understand his point of view. I can put myself in his point of view and I would like to be honest and say.
“He is a Liverpool player who played for Roma before they bought him for a lot of money.
“It didn’t work at Liverpool for whatever reason, he got an injury, and he decided to come to Sunderland last season on loan after we lost at Crystal Palace and were bottom of the League with one point.
“He had the big cojones that you have to have to come to a club in that position. He came, he put himself about, and he loved every single minute here.
“But he thought, ‘I can play in Europe now.’ I think that is fair and understandable.”
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