- Former Manchester City and Liverpool striker available on a free transfer.
- Agent Mino Raiola claims that he is worth as much as £88M.
- Chelsea ought to be exploring the possibility of signing him.
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This might sound crazy, but Chelsea ought to be exploring the possibility of signing former Manchester City and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli in the summer.
Our recent track-record with signing strikers has not been good. The likes of Alexandre Pato and Radamel Falcao were obviously poor acquisitions, whereas Michy Batshuayi and Alvaro Morata, who both arrived for hefty fees with big reputations, have struggled to make much of an impact during their time at Stamford Bridge.
Morata enjoyed an electric start to life at Chelsea, but his form fast tailed off and he has now not scored in ten games. We ought to look to the transfer market in order to recruit a new hitman, and Balotelli may well be the answer.
He’s bonkers, he’s unreliable, but he’s incredibly talented. There is a genuine possibility that he could return to the Premier League, too, as his agent has revealed. Mino Raiola is quoted by the Mirror saying:
“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.”
Balotelli has scored 39 goals in 58 appearances for Ligue 1 oufit Nice. He appears to have somewhat matured, and could finally be ready to lead the line for a top side.
The prospect of signing a player of his quality on a free transfer is one that we mustn’t pass up. We’d love to see Balotelli in blue – what do you think?