Now, former Sunderland winger Fabio Borini will leave the club this summer to join Italian giants AC Milan in a permanent deal.
After the season on loan at Milan, a deal is finalized for a player who played a jack of all trades for Milan, both under Vincenzo Montella and Gennarro Gattuso.
There have been no reports about whether the transfer involves a fee.
Borini was a very serviceable player for Milan this season evidenced by the multiple number of positions he played. The numbers bare out a solid season as well, with 19 Serie A appearances and 5 in the Europa League with 4 goals and 6 assists.
This is good news for Milan fans as we await a resolution to the ownership saga.
Borini is a good depth player and we should celebrate him staying a while.