Mario Balotelli has a chance to return to Italy and work on restoring his football career to the piece of artistry that earned him countless accolades – as long as he doesn’t mind playing for a fairly small Serie A club.
According to Sun Sport, Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero is willing to offer the struggling striker a legitimate chance to reclaim his top-level status with his team.
“He could relaunch his career at a passionate club like ours, but he’s still a bit confused. I’ve tried to tell him to come to Samp because he’s a great talent,” Ferrero explained
Balotelli spent the 2015-16 campaign on a loan spell with AC Milan, scoring just three goals in 23 appearances for his former club – his lowest total in any campaign with at least three total games played.
His poor form over the past two years with Liverpool and Milan resulted in his removal from the Italy roster for Euro 2016 and the qualifying rounds.
Sampdoria finished 15th on the Serie A table this past year despite scoring the 10th most goals due to a suspect defense which allowed the fourth most in the league.
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