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Build up play: Fabio Borini’s architecture dream comes crumbling down due to COVID-19

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Former Liverpool and AC Milan midfielder Fabio Borini after spending years building attacks, aims to build something much more concrete with his diploma in architecture. However, due to the unprecedented coronavirus outbreak, his dream has come to a standstill.

Balancing football and studies can prove to be quite the ordeal. Now despite burning the midnight oil, the 29-year-old won’t be allowed to take his exams and risks losing a year.

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While initially blocked by the pandemic, the midfielder was rendered helpless due to the hectic football schedule with AC Milan after the restart. Now that he is done with the season, the schools have unfortunately been closed, leaving Borini in a very tough spot.

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”I learned hard, but they don’t let me take the exam, I risk a year. First COVID, then the championship every three days and now the school closed for holidays,” exclaims Borini

The midfielder aims to be an architect after his playing days by enrolling in a university for which the diploma will be needed. He aims to design football training centers in the future

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“During the closure – he continues – I studied to do the Maturity Surveyors. I want the diploma because when I stop playing I dream of enrolling at the University of Architecture: My idea is to design soccer training centers that are suitable for employees, players and clubs,” Borini added

The player’s contract with his current club Hellas Verona ends on 31st August, casting doubts over his career as a player. With him being on the lookout for a new club next season, his architectural dream will get pushed even further.

Borini’s rough journey on the pitch

Branded as a midfielder with loads of potential, Borini made a very early switch from Bologna to Premier League giants Chelsea. He was loaned out to Swansea after only making 4 appearances for the London club.

After briefly returning back to Italy for a stint, Borini returned back to England after signing for Liverpool. His second tenure in England lasted six years spawned across Liverpool and Sunderland.

After being loaned out to AC Milan, the side opted to let go of Borini to Hellas Verona FC who finished 11th in the Serie A this season. The midfielder has made a solitary appearance for his national team in his career.

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