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As per a report from The Mirror, Mario Balotelli’s agent has confirmed that the player is in talks with a few Premier League clubs regarding a potential summer move. Currently playing for Ligue 1 side OGC Nice, Balotelli’s contract will expire at the end of this season and the striker could be on his way back to the Premier League.
Known for being quite a prolific attacker, there are several clubs in the English top-flight who could benefit by signing him.
Although his time with Liverpool was far from ideal, Balotelli played a pivotal role in Robert Mancini’s title-winning Manchester City team. His performances in France have also been encouraging, as he’s scored 39 goals in a total of 58 appearances across competitions. But if he were to move back to the league, which team should he join? Let’s take a look at 3 teams Balotelli can consider joining in the summer.
The Hammers are in dire need of attacking reinforcements and who better than Balotelli to revive a non-existent attack? Although he is known more for his antics on the field than his performances, there is no doubt that he is supremely talented. Furthermore, with ample experience under his belt, Balotelli could help West Ham achieve greater heights.
Despite having the likes of Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez, the Hammers have struggled and a player like Balotelli could inject some dynamism up front.
The fans love him and it might make sense for him to move back to City. Sergio Aguero’s future is uncertain at the club and if he were to leave, the club will lack a solid backup striker. Gabriel Jesus has been phenomenal but they will need a plan B.
To that end, a move for Balotelli could prove to be advantageous for City. The Italian has enjoyed some good times with the Sky Blues and he could fit right into Pep Guardiola’s squad.
Another club that could really use a new striker is Newcastle United. The Magpies have the potential to achieve a lot of things in the top-flight but they have lacked a solid striker. The lack of goals has put them in some messy situations and a player like Balotelli could vastly improve their fortunes up front.
Of course, he might have to forego the prospect of playing in the Champions League but if the Tyneside outfit can make a tantalising offer, they could gain a lot from his signature.