Etihad Stadium future hangs in the balance for young Italian.
Mario Balotelli may have played his last game for Manchester City – with manager Roberto Mancini ready to ship him out to AC Milan on loan.
Mancini has finally run out of patience with the striker after his disastrous display in Sunday’s defeat to Manchester United, which saw him subbed early in the second half.
The Italian giants are ready to capitalise in January by offering Balotelli an escape route for the remainder of the season.
Milan had initially expressed an interest in buying Balotelli, whoplayed for their arch-rivals Inter Milan before moving to City, but simply can’t get near the likely £20million asking price.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
Roberto Mancini is an exasperated man. After handing Mario Balotelli numerous ‘last-chances’ to prove himself the young Italian’s display against Man United could wel have been the straw that broke the camel’s back.
The 22 year old put in an inept performance in the Manchester derby and was hauled off five minutes into the second half and proceeded to storm off to the changing rooms.
Given that Balotelli is now the club’s fourth most effective striker, with Carlos Tevez, Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero all being far more prolific than the former Inter Milan man this season, and as such is perhaps a player who has now become ‘surplus to requirements’ at the Etihad Stadium side.
A loan move back to Serie A may well be best for all concerned as Balotelli could prove an unwanted distraction if he remains at Man City much longer.
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