Major Timlin blow for Southend
Fabio Borini’s agent claims his client is happy at Liverpool and
is keen to distance himself from talk of a move to Fiorentina.
Borini only moved to Anfield last summer, with Brendan Rodgers
bringing in a player he worked with during a loan spell at Swansea
The Italian has not enjoyed the best of starts to life in the
Premier League on Merseyside, with injuries having prevented him
from making the desired impact.
It has been suggested that he could be tempted to head home at
the end of the season, with Fiorentina prepared to offer him a
route back to Serie A.
But Borini’s representative has moved to rubbish such reports,
with the 21-year-old fully focused on being a success in the
Premier League and justifying the faith shown in him by
Marco De Marchi told firenzeviola.it: “I have never been
contacted by Fiorentina and I have nothing to suggest they are
“Fabio is happy to play for Liverpool, one of the most
prestigious clubs in the world, and is happy with his experience in
the Premier League.
“A return to Italy? Fabio is 21 years old and has already
changed teams five times. He is tied to Liverpool until 2017.
“If the reported interest from Fiorentina is true, then we
should thank them as they are a club that has focused on the
nurturing of young talent, but I haven’t discussed this with
“He is just back from an injury and his season starts now. His
mind is wholly focused on Liverpool.”
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The midfielder sustained the serious injury in the late stages
of Tuesday night’s 1-0 victory at Leyton Orient in the first leg of
their Johnstone’s Paint Trophy southern area final.
And a visit to a surgeon has confirmed Timlin has a displaced
fracture of his tibia.
Southend physio Ben Clarkson told the club’s official website:
“We visited the surgeon and it was revealed that Michael would need
to have it pinned and plated.
“It’s in a plaster at the moment but we will be looking into the
options available. It can’t be left to heal unfortunately so it has
to be worked on.
“It’s a real blow for Michael and the team, but he’s a strong
lad and hopefully he will come back stronger on his return.
“Everyone here would like to thank the medical staff at Leyton
Orient as well as those at Whitts Cross Hospital for their care on
“I know Michael also wanted to say thank you to all the fans for
their messages of support.”