Borini signed on-loan with the Black Cats yesterday.
“I asked them a little bit about one or two things about the club,” said Borini to safc.com.
“They gave me some advice. Obviously Jordan is from Sunderland and Simon was really happy I was coming here.
“He told me it was the right place for me to come and I am really looking forward to it.
“This is the right place to come. It is a great opportunity for me.
“Playing [regularly] is important for me to achieve my goals for the season.”
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