Fabio Borini has completed his move to AC Milan from Sunderland on loan with an obligation to buy. The former Liverpool forward’s switch to San Siro was affirmed on Friday.
The 26-year-old’s move to the Serie A heavyweights comes as a shock after he only scored twice in 24 Premier League appearances for the Black Cats who finished bottom last season and suffered a relegation to the second English tier league Championship.
Borini joined Sunderland from Liverpool in 2015, having spent a spell on loan at the Stadium of Light in 2013-14. He has also played with Chelsea, Swansea City, Parma and Roma.
Borini is Milan’s fifth signing ahead of the 2017-18 season, following the arrival of Andre Silva, Ricardo Rodriguez, Mateo Musacchio and Franck Kessie. Milan are also keen on signing Atalanta defender Andrea Conti and have been unequivocally linked with Bayer Leverkusen’s Hakan Calhanoglu.