Mario Balotelli’s Liverpool nightmare may be coming to a close with the Liverpool Echo reporting that FC Sion president Christian Constantin has confirmed negotiations with the Reds.
It is safe to say that Balotelli’s career on Merseyside has been a downright failure since Brendan Rodgers signed the Italian for £16 million back in 2014. Since then, one dismal season at the club was enough for the former Manchester City forward to be sent out on loan.
His loan spell at AC Milan was just as unsuccessful as his season in England with Liverpool was. Things then got worse for the maverick as Jürgen Klopp was appointed last year and the German is famed for having a low tolerance for that which affects the squad dynamic which he strives so hard to perfect.
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It may have been all for nought as Balotelli’s career is continuing in its downward trajectory with FC Sion reported as the latest and, frankly, the most likely destination with little under a week left of the transfer window to go.
The Liverpool Echo, via ticinonews, quote Sion president Christian Constantin as saying, “I confirm that we are speaking.”
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“Negotiations are under way. Now of course I cannot know if it will succeed or not.”
Knowing Liverpool’s luck in recent years, we will be stuck with Balotelli for the 2016/17 season. There is no doubting that all parties involved are interested in making a deal happen so, unless Balotelli is adverse to a move to Switzerland then it is most probable that Balotelli will be a Sion player before the 31st of August.