Italian Serie A new boys Bologna have declared interest in signing Liverpool FC flop Mario Balotelli on loan.
Much was expected of Balotelli at Anfield, but, the player was perhaps a square peg in a round hole in the system at Liverpool FC.
He struggled to get in the team and made only 10 starts in the league scoring just once a a winner against Tottenham Hotspur.
Bologna confirm interest in signing Balotelli
Bologna, the newly promoted Serie A side, have become the latest Italian club to express their interest in the maverick Italian forward.
Bologna’s director of sport, Pantaleo Corvino, was quoted saying by Liverpool Echo that the club would consider a loan move for Mario Balotelli and have not ruled out a possible offer for permanent transfer.
Corvino said: I would take him, he would be highly motivated here”
a Of course, Bologna have to respect certain financial parameters, but for the right price I would even look at the possibility of buying him outright.a
Certain to leave, but wages a problem.
Balotelli is certain to leave Anfield, and Liverpool Echo reporter James Pearce was quoted saying:
a I would be absolutely amazed if Mario Balotelli was still a Liverpool player on the first day of next season. You only have to look at how fleetingly he was used last season to see where he stands.a
a I certainly expect Balotelli to move, possibly to Sampdoria, but Liverpool may struggle to get even half of what they paid for him (A?16m).a
And while Liverpool FC may settle for a loss on the player, his wages, reportedly 6 million Euro per season, could be a stumbling block as Corvino himself was quoted saying above.
With Euro 2016 in the summer following the 2015-16 season, Balotelli would want to start firing again and cannot afford to spend another season on the bench at Liverpool FC.