Balotelli: Why I Am Ready To Return To Italy
Nice's Mario Balotelli: Why I Am Ready To Return To Italy
Nice striker Mario Balotelli has claimed he is ready to return to the Italian top flight.
The 27-year-old has been linked with a move away from the Ligue 1 side at the end of the current campaign, and there are rumours that he is interested in joining Juventus or Napoli.
The former Liverpool and Manchester City forward has now admitted that a return to Serie A is most likely on the cards, but has not made any decisions just yet and will consult with his agent, Mino Raiola, closer to the end of the season.
"My agent Raiola is dealing with my future – all I know is that I have matured and I am ready to return to Italy," Balotelli said, as quoted by RAI television.
Asked if a return to AC Milan is something that could happen, the Italian said it "would be very difficult because it would be the third time", and added that "Juve and Napoli are clubs I like a lot".
Balotelli has made 29 appearances for Nice so far this season, scoring 21 goals and assisting one further strike.
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