Mario Balotelli is on the move again. The Italian, born in Palermo in 1990, has now moved on from his spell with Adana Demirspor in Turkey after a falling out with coach Vincenzo Montella, which almost saw them come to blows after a recent match.
The former Inter, Manchester City, AC Milan and Liverpool forward is now joining the 11th club of his career. Balotelli has joined Swiss side Sion.
Adana Demirspor opted to move the Italian on after the clash with Montella, in which the coach appeared to lose his cool far more than the forward ever looked like doing. As well as the incident, his high salary of around 5m euros is also thought to be a reason for them looking to shift him.
Fellow Italian Paolo Tramezzani is in charge of Sion, and that is said to have been one of the decisive factors in Balotelli‘s decision to join Sion. It remains to be seen how Balotelli will get on with controversial president Christian Constantin.
He also had an offer from AEK Athens.
As ever with Balotelli, though, a number of people are doubting that the move will go well.
“Knowing both Constantin and Balotelli, I expect sparks and I fear their relationship won’t last long,” said La Regione editor-in-chief Stefano Marelli to La Repubblica.