Championship side Barnsley have made bold attempt at signing former Italy and Premier League striker Mario Balotelli
Balotelli – who is a free agent after leaving Brescia – is currently a free agent after having his contract with Brescia terminated after he consistently missed training in June and July.
It’s been revealed that a conversation was held between Balotelli’s representative – super agent Mino Riola – and Barnsley’s co-chairmen Chien Lee and Paul Conway.
So far nothing has come of the talks and it is unlikely they will progress any further.
Balotelli left England in 2015 and according to newspaper reports was also linked with a move to Barnsley rivals and fellow Championship side Watford.
Barnsley are currently 16th in the Championship table and would love to make the Italian a part of their squad to help with their task of staying in the Championship.
Mario Balotelli is 30 today! ?
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The Sky Bet Championship seems a step to far for Balotelli won three Serie A titles and the Champions League at Inter Milan as well as bagging winning Premier League and FA Cup medals during a three-year spell at Manchester City.
The 30-year-old also won the prestigious ‘Golden Boy’ award in 2010, following in the footsteps of the likes of Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney and Cesc Fabregas.
By: Rowan Meegan follow @rowanmeegan