Liverpool Considers Move For Mario Balotelli On Loan or Permanent Deal, Says Report

Fresh rumors of Liverpool’s interest in signing Mario Balotelli heightened tonight after credible reports emerged from the UK and Italy.

Ever since the departure of Luis Suarez, Liverpool’s transfer dealings have been numerous and varied. Early dealings in the window saw former Southampton stars Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Dejan Lovren head to Merseyside for fees totaling around £50million. However, Brendan Rodgers has specified that he is still looking to fill key roles in the squad.

After a deal for QPR striker Loic Remy fell through during Liverpool’s North American tour, it was rumored that Rodgers would be looking to orchestrate the capture of yet another forward. On Wednesday evening, reporter Tony Barrett of The Times reported news of Liverpool’s interest in Mario Balotelli. The Italian striker, who last featured in the Premier League in 2013 for Manchester City (scoring 30 goals in 80 appearances), has since been plying his trade in Italy for AC Milan.

Balotelli’s agent, Mino Raiola, has apparently been pushing for Liverpool to purchase the headline-grabbing Italian, but it is rumored that Liverpool only want to bring him to Merseyside on loan. Despite being under contract until 2017, it is believed that Liverpool can sign the striker for £28m.

Balotelli, who is only 24, has often been described as a liability, but his talent and quality in front of goal is without question. While with the Rossoneri, Super Mario has tallied 30 goals in 56 appearances. AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has told the media that, at this time, Liverpool have yet to submit a bid.

8 thoughts on “Liverpool Considers Move For Mario Balotelli On Loan or Permanent Deal, Says Report”

  1. So I guess we will be talking not just about Liverpool’s football but also one of their players’ ongoing indiscretions. Liverpool just cannot avoid more controversy. Only the names have changed. Liverpool supporters should wear T-shirts that say : “Why always us?” :-) .

  2. I’d love to see Mad Mario back in the league (what entertainment!)… I’m just glad he’s linked with someone other than Arsenal.

  3. If Liverpool are going to mount a credible challenge to win the league, they must sign a world class striker but I’m not sure the club needs another head case with all its distractions. Loan move only., if they must.

  4. Looks like Balotelli will be joining Liverpool for around 20-22 million pounds on a 4-year contract with wages of 90-100 thousand a week. Should be done by the end of the day and he could be available for the City game next Monday night.

    Liverpool, the gift that keeps on giving. Just keep the matches away from Mario.

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