Borini moved to Sunderland on-loan last month.
"I think Fabio would have been the ideal player for Zeman last year," Marco De Marchi told Radio Mana Mana.
"But the decision was made to leave Roma. Of course, it all happened very quickly and there was no chance to talk with the Coach.
"But having said that, I still think Roma would have been the right team for Fabio."
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