Sunderland have confirmed on their official website that they have completed the signing of former Liverpool striker Fabio Borini.
The 24-year-old has signed a four-year deal at the Stadium of Light, and will wear the number nine shirt for the Black Cats (via official website).
BBC Sport reported earlier in the day that Dick Advocaat’s side had agreed a fee with the Reds for the forward, which could see the Anfield outfit pocket as much as £10m.
The deal brings to an end a very difficult chapter of the Italian’s career. His spell on Merseyside was less than prolific with just two goals in 25 Premier League games. Borini’s form was seen as one of the reasons for Brendan Rodgers’ side’s struggles last season, so it is not a surprise that he has not been included in the squad for any of their games so far this campaign.
Since signing for Liverpool, his best spell came while on loan with Sunderland during the 2013/14 season. He scored seven top flight goals and helped the club somehow avoid relegation.
Based on their start to this term, he will have a similar task on his hands.