Could Mario be back already?
Mario Balotelli has had talks with ‘several Premier League clubs’ concerning a return to England, according to his agent Mino Raiola.
The Italian striker suffered a miserable spell at Liverpool but has now rediscovered his form for French side Nice.
Balotelli’s return to form has sparked talk of a Premier League comeback for the Italy international, but Raiola admits the star’s future is still undecided.
Asked if there was a chance the 26-year-old could move back to England, Raiola told TalkSport: ‘There could be.
‘We’ve already had talks with English clubs, but it’s really too early to say. We want to keep it day-by-day with Mario.
‘For Mario I always knew it [his return to form] will come. He was in his last year at Liverpool and he was very stable and not so emotional any more.’
The controversial agent also critcized Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp for the way he treated Balotelli this summer before the striker moved on to France,
‘I still think it’s a shame that Klopp didn’t give him a fair chance, but Mario is proving to himself, more than to others, what he can do,’ he said.
‘It’s his career – I think he understands a lot of things and he knows what he did as a mistake in the past.
‘But it’s useless to look back, it’s only useful to look forward.’
By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10