Poyet believes that Borini, who is expected to return to Anfield in the summer, would catch the eye of any top flight manager, given the 22-year-old's attitude and work-rate.
Poyet told the Sunderland Echo: "What a good character Fabio is.
"He's a character that any manager would like to have in his team.
"At the beginning, I remember when I played him and then I couldn't play him. I didn't have words to explain why he wasn't playing.
"But he's a very special character that would be in any XI in any team."
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