Mario Balotelli could be set for a stunning return to the Premier League this summer, with his agent claiming he is worth €100m and hot property once again.
The controversial Italian striker has failed to impress at both Manchester City and Liverpool in the past, with his attitude and maturity said to be the issue, but he has since reinvented himself in Ligue 1 with Nice.
Now 27, agent Mino Raiola, who has Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic on his clientele, insists he has wised up and is ready to return to England, or Italy, when his contract expires this summer.
On this day in 2011, goals from Yaya Touré, Mario Balotelli and David Silva gave City a 3-0 win over Aston Villa in the FA Cup fifth round. pic.twitter.com/fi4VR7G99c— City Watch (@City_Watch) March 2, 2018
“Mario is ready to return, he has matured into one of the top 10 strikers in the world, he said.
“In Italy he’s number one. He’s worth €100million (£88m), but he’s on a free transfer and is therefore a bargain.
“I’m negotiating with many clubs in England and in Italy.
“I’ve spoken with Juventus, Roma, Napoli and Inter.”
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Balotelli won a Premier League title with City in 2012, having joined two years earlier from Inter, but he left for AC Milan in 2013. Liverpool came calling a year later after the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona.