He might be a Champions League and Premier League winner, but it looks like the career of Mario Balotelli has hit rock-bottom as the Liverpool striker is expected to join Italian manager Walter Zenga at Championship side Wolves.
The West Midlands club has seemingly moved ahead of League One side Port Vale in the race Super Mario, with Balotelli’s former manager telling his former player that he should look outside the Premier League for regular football.
Balotelli spent last season on loan with Milan, but the Rossoneri opted not to make the move permanent and he’s not wanted by Jurgen Klopp at Anfield.
Chievo, Lazio and Bologna are looking to bring him back to Serie A, but they’d need Liverpool to pay most of Balotelli’s €6m per year wages.
Wolves want a new striker as part of the Chinese revolution under new owners Fosun and Mourinho’s agent Jorge Mendes has been busy recruiting players from Portugal to work under new boss Walter Zenga.
A move to England’s lower tiers might come as a bitter pill to swallow when you consider the prestigious clubs he has represented in the past, including Manchester City and Inter Milan.
Ladbrokes News’ Dave Burin said:
“It’s quite a way down from World Cups to Wolves, but the hot-headed hitman needs to start somewhere.
“Wherever he goes, there are sure to be fireworks. But they need to be on the pitch, not in his bathroom.”