Fabio Borini is back at Sunderland! And here’s everything you need to know....
Borini was born on March 29, 1991 in the small town of Bentivoglio in Bologna, Italy. He started out at his hometown team before moving to Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea in 2007, aged 16.
He inherited his love of football from his father, a keen Bologna FC fan.
Borini has one Italian cap to his name, he has also represented them at U17, U19 and U21 level.
Sunderland’s new £7.75million signing will wear the Number 9 shirt for the Black Cats after penning a four-year deal with the club.
During his previous loan spell at Sunderland, Borini was crowned the club’s Young Player of the Year.
Borini’s Premier League debut for Chelsea came as an 89th minute substitute against Tottenham in September 2009.
He worked under ex-Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers at Chelsea and Swansea City in 2010-11 on loan.
Borini has his own trademark goal celebration - the forward will thrust his left hand between his teeth! Lets hope for plenty at the SOL
After his loan period was up at the Liberty Stadium, Borini left Chelsea and signed for Parma before being loaned to AS Roma
Borini is ambitious: “I always set a goal target. I try to score a goal in each game I play. Sometimes it’s not possible, but that is always my aim.”