Former Liverpool forward Stan Collymore has suggested that the Reds will do well to get more than two years out of imminent new signing Mario Balotelli.
The Italian striker is set for a move to Anfield worth £16 million in a deal which has already been widely praised by various sections of the club’s support base.
However, Collymore has suggested that the only reason the deal is happening is because of Liverpool’s involvement in the Champions League this season.
Therefore, he suggests that a one-year loan deal would have been a better option for the club over a three or four-year contract which could be broken after a couple of seasons, resulting in Balotelli being moved on yet again.
Balotelli has so far failed to find a club where he can settle in his career as he’s been moved on from spells at Inter Milan, Manchester City and now AC Milan if his move to Liverpool goes through as expected.