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West Ham United: Mario Balotelli not worth it in any way, shape or form

West Ham United: Mario Balotelli not worth it in any way, shape or form

Marko Arnautovic’s contribution to West Ham United simply cannot be understated.

Indeed, he’s brought magic to the London stadium, but his off-the-field attitude has left a lot to be desired on numerous occasions with the Austrian obviously trying to force a move to China over the course of the January transfer window.

While Manuel Pellegrini managed to defuse the situation and there was that strange video where the former Stoke City said he was staying, he wouldn’t want any bad attitude ruining his team’s morale, clearly. So, the Hammers are seemingly considering a dangerous ploy by planning to sign another controversial striker. Great.

According to reports from Turkish outlet FotoMac (via Sports Witness), Mario Balotelli’s on their radar after an impressive campaign in Ligue 1. Eugh,

There’s little doubting the Italian’s untapped brilliance, as he’s capable of producing stunning goals or inspired moments like very few in world football, such is his talent. Indeed, the 28-year-old scored 8 goals in 15 appearances for Marseille last season, proving a menace leading their line and Balotelli has it all as a perfect striker who should and could exponentially improve the Irons’ attack.

However, knowing his history, pursuing him is a huge gamble in itself. Obviously, Balotelli’s reputation for being a “bad boy” is renowned, as his poor attitude and disrespectful antics can rattle the dressing room’s atmosphere. While he might bring goals with him, the 28-year-old brings even more trouble which will not at all be welcome in East London.

Frankly, West Ham should stay as far away as possible from Balotelli, especially after watching his meltdown at Manchester City and various other clubs in the past. They don’t need another soap opera.

West Ham fans, would you want to snap up Balotelli in the summer? Join the discussion by commenting below…

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