Yeah well there were rumors during that period that Real Madrid were interested in him. I was very surprised and didn't think it would actually go through thou (and it didn't, which made me think his agent was prob calling a bluff).
Borriello was an ok striker and I like him (for his looks rather than his skills really) but I never thought he was capable of being the leading front man in any big club, even at his peak. Same way I view Gilardino, Di Natale and Di Vaio. (although Di Natale will forever be remembered in Italian football).
“It was August 31 2010 and in my home was my agent and dearly departed Ernesto Bronzetti. We had three phones on the line: Agnelli, Rosella Sensi and Galliani.
“I could’ve joined Manchester City, because Milan wanted Robinho. I could’ve gone to Real Madrid, as Bronzetti had spoken to Perez about a swap with Karim Benzema. Roma offered the same contract as Milan, my agent wanted me to join Juve on loan.
“Eventually I got fed up and said I’d stay at Milan. Galliani warned if I didn’t leave, I’d be dropped from the Champions League squad list. In hindsight, he could’ve signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic then, so I understand where he was coming from, but we didn’t talk for a long time.
“I made up with Galliani several years later, at a bar in Ibiza. He said it wasn’t his fault, Allegri preferred Alessandro Matri.”