The head of AC Milan has disclosed that he had the opportunity to sell Mario Balotelli for a big amount of money just before the beginning of the ongoing FIFA World Cup and he had almost secured that deal, but, for some reason, it couldn’t materialize.
There have been a lot of rumours of late about a couple of English clubs being interested in buying Balotelli. Arsenal is believed to be one of them.
Balotelli’s performance for his national side Italy in Brazil was not as good as expected. He began aright with a match defining goal against England, but, in the next two games, he disappointed his fans big time.
Talking to the reporters yesterday, the Rossoneri head, Mr. Silvio Berlusconi, said, “Italy suffered in Brazil and with that, I suffered as well. A club was ready to spend big cash on Mario before the tournament, but, now, after how he played there, I don’t think they would be that interested.”
However, still, there is a big possibility that Balotelli would be playing for a new club in the upcoming season. His representative Mino Raiola said yesterday that his client was not happy to be treated as a villain by the Italian press after the team’s exit from Brazil.
This statement of Raiola suggests that the controversial young striker is not eager to spend the next season in Italy.
As far as Balotelli’s contract at San Siro is concerned, it’s not anywhere close to getting completed. He still has 4 years to spend there, but, because of some financial issues, the club is looking to offload him.
Balotelli has so far made 54 appearances for Milan and has found the back of the net on 30 occasions. He had been bought by the Rossoneri from Manchester City at the start of the last year.