AC Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani claims that Mario Balotelli is ‘desperate to stay’ at Milan but is yet to prove his worth to warrant a permanent deal with the Italian club.
The Italian international returned to the San Siro last summer on a one-year loan deal from Liverpool, but had failed to replicate his goal-scoring exploits from his previous stint, after finding the net only once in his 15 appearances this season.
“He is desperate to stay here at Milan, but like I have said before, he does not merit a permanent deal at the moment.” Galliani told the reporters. “We really like Mario, but he has to convince us to earn a permanent deal.”
This sums up Balotelli and his failings in one clip pic.twitter.com/2mCzyGDHi0— Bateson87 (@bateson87) March 31, 2016
Balotelli has less than 8 games to impress the AC Milan authorities or will find himself in line to return to Liverpool where his place is uncertain as the biography of current Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp reads,
“When the subject of Italy forward Mario Balotelli, who while at Manchester City threw a dart at a youth-team player, came up, Klopp didn’t mince his words: if one of his players pulled a stunt like that ‘they would never wear this club’s shirt again. He wont get a second chance to make a mistake like that: ‘Look, you might be able to play, but I don’t want to see your face again. Not when we’ve got so many lads who are a joy to work with.'”
The controversial striker has a fine chance to start convincing his club when AC Milan hosts the league leaders Juventus this Sunday.