Balotelli ‘gamble’ has backfired on Milan, says Savicevic

Date published: Tuesday 1st March 2016 2:22

Mario Balotelli: Not heading for Besiktas

Mario Balotelli: Not heading for Besiktas

Former AC Milan striker Dejan Savicevic has questioned why the club took a “reckless bet” on signing Mario Balotelli on a season-long loan from Liverpool.

Italy striker Balotelli moved to the San Siro last summer on a season-long loan, but has failed to impress in his second spell with the club.

But the Italian has no future at Anfield either after failing to make an impression in his season on Merseyside, with Liverpool looking to sell him this summer.

Savicevic told Corriere Dello Sport: “I honestly do not know why Milan decided to take him last summer.

“It was a decision made by the club that I struggle to understand.

“That’s not to say Balotelli is not a great striker but more the kind of guy he is. Milan thought they could change him. But I would expect a careful club like Milan not to make such a reckless bet that was so hard to win.”

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