Mario Balotelli is once again in headlines, however not for the reasons we have to expect.
The Daily Mail have reported that the Italian striker has taken a break from his pre-season training to befriend some ducks at his Liverpool home in an attempt to make some new friends on merseyside.
Balotelli’s grin is as wide as his face as he can be seen letting his pet ducks waddle around his home in the posts he shared on his social media accounts only a few days ago.
The story – while not groundbreaking – is an indication of the former Inter and AC Milan strikers fall from grace, where he has seen his career plummet over the past few years – turning from once prodigy of Jose Mourinho to now apparent waterfowl enthusiast.
It was only a mere few years ago that the 25-year-old was making the headlines for his sensational Manchester City form, controversial on pitch antics and his infamous ‘why always me?’ t-shirt.
Of course he was also making the headlines back then for setting off a host of fireworks in his bedroom, but it appears the days where anybody talked about his footballing ability alongside his comical off the field antics have long passed.
With Sampdoria allegedly interested in bringing back the former Italy international back to Serie A, it could be that Balotelli is able to salvage his dwindling career here in England. At only 25, the controversial star still has plenty of time and ability to offer, and our fans at the Transfer Tavern think he could just about salvage himself at one of these three Premier League clubs …..
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