GdS: Utility man could stay at Milan and become ‘an important joker’

By Oliver Fisher -

Fabio Borini could stay at AC Milan beyond the summer due to his versatility, according to a report.

It was claimed that Milan’s farewell to the 4-3-3 formation used by Gennaro Gattuso and the switch to the 4-3-1-2 of Marco Giampaolo could spell the end of Borini’s time at the club.

Last month Calciomercato.com reported that two Premier League sides – namely Crystal Palace and Aston Villa – were looking at the 28-year-old.

The former Liverpool and Roma man did however start all three of Milan’s International Champions Cup games in Kansas City, Foxborough and Cardiff respectively.

He played as a mezz’ala (box-to-box midfielder) in each game and had some impressive moments, once again demonstrating his ability to play in virtually any position.

As reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport on Tuesday, Borini ‘has demonstrated for umpteenth time’ his willingness to play wherever the coach needs him to.

He apparently could become an ‘important joker for Milan should they need depth down the line, and it ‘cannot be excluded’ that he may stay at the club.

Since arriving from Sunderland two years ago, Borini has made 78 appearances for the Rossoneri in all competitions, scoring eight goals and adding six assists.

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