Report: Liverpool ready to sell Mario Balotelli for less than £16m

Former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli has been linked with an exit from Liverpool this summer.

Liverpool are willing to sell Mario Balotelli for less than £16 million this summer, according to The Sun.

The Reds signed the Italy international striker from AC Milan on a long-term contract in the summer of 2014.

BBC Sport reported at the time that Liverpool had to pay as much as £16 million to secure the services of the former Manchester City player.

It has now been reported by The Sun that the Merseyside outfit are willing to sell Balotelli for less than what he cost, with Turkish club Trabzonspor allegedly interested in him.

Should Liverpool sell Mario Balotelli?

Balotelli was a ‘gamble signing’, but even then it came as a surprise just how disappointing he was during the 2014-15 season.

The 24-year-old scored just one goal and created only seven chances in 16 Premier League appearances for Liverpool.

The former Inter Milan striker had a pass accuracy of 70% and a shot accuracy of 56%, and won eight headers, 11 dribbles and 11 tackles.

Balotelli did not fit into manager Brendan Rodgers’s system at Liverpool, and it should not come as a surprise to anyone if he leaves Anfield before the start of the 2015-16 campaign.

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