Sunday August 21 2011
Borriello agent blasts Roma

Marco Borriello's agent confirmed Roma's decision to put him on the market was “a surprise. The club isn't communicating with the Coach.”

It emerged over the weekend that Borriello is up for sale to make way for Pablo Daniel Osvaldo, who will be signed from Espanyol for €15m.

“While he remains at Roma, he will train at the head of the group,” said agent Tiberio Cavalleri.

“The news he was on the market was a surprise, above all considering the fact they only bought him out from Milan on June 26.”

Borriello's representative pointed the finger at a lack of organisation within the new-look Roma.

“If the reason is tactical, then we will discuss that with the club. There have been many rumours, but in our last meeting with director Walter Sabatini there was no clue they wanted to sell him.

“If they wanted to release Borriello, then all they had to do was leave him on the bench against Slovan Bratislava. I think the club isn't communicating with the Coach.”

The striker was fielded for the final 15 minutes of Thursday's Europa League tie, meaning he is cup-tied until January.

“The fact he has already played in Europe vastly limits Marco's options on the transfer market. Last season he scored 17 goals, he got 54 in the last three campaigns.

“On August 31 last year he turned down Manchester City and Juventus in order to join Roma, as they immediately set aside a one-year deal with a further four-year contract.”

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