Milan have continued their transfer business by signing Italian forward Fabio Borini from Sunderland. The fee is rumoured to be around €6 million, which represents fairly decent business for a Milan side currently being squeezed for every penny it has.
Borini’s arrival comes after a successful medical at the club this morning.
The Italian will be nothing more than a back-up striker to AC Milan, so backup production should be expected. We crunched a few of the numbers, and you can expect a similar level of output to Bacca and Lapadula in everything except goals. Sunderland fans were not impressed by Borini, but he clearly doesn’t have what it takes to lead the line anyway - however he’s not expected to at Milan. You’ll likely see him close down Euro ties, and line up to defend a lead from the front late on. If Borini starts a game for Milan that isn’t a safely secured 2nd leg of a cup tie, I’d be hugely surprised. Don’t expect to see much of this man at all.
Milan will pay €1 million now, before paying the rest next summer - but by then, Borini might be on the way out. Who knows.