Crotone chief suggests move for Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli

Raffaele Vrenna suggests that Crotone could make a move for Liverpool-owned AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli in the summer transfer window.

Crotone chairman Raffaele Vrenna has been quoted as saying by The Liverpool Echo that he is interested in signing Mario Balotelli from Liverpool in the summer transfer window.

Balotelli has been on the books of Liverpool since 2014 and has a contract with the Reds until June 2018.

The Italy international striker is on loan at Italian club AC Milan at the moment and is scheduled to return to the Reds at the end of the season.

Vrenna has suggested that Serie A-bound outfit Crotone could make a move for the former Manchester City in the summer transfer window.

"Will we bring a top player to Crotone? We have a good reputation for revitalising the careers of players having a difficult time,” The Liverpool Echo quotes Vrenna as saying. “In that case, why not go for Balotelli?”

Balotelli showed a lot of promise when he was young, but at 25 he has not progressed as many would have expected him to over the past few years..

The former Inter Milan striker is still a good footballer, but he is not a top player at all.

It is hard to see the Italian striker playing any part in Liverpool’s 2016-17 campaign, and perhaps it would be best for him if he finds a permanent move away from Anfield.

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