Mario Balotelli

Mario Balotelli Admits Coming Close To Joining Barcelona

Reports have emerged claiming that Nice striker Mario Balotelli has spoken of coming close to joining Barcelona.

The Italian international striker told Radio Monte Carlo that the Blaugrana were interested in him in the past, when he was a youngster. The problem was money.

Mario Balotelli

“The club that had me at the time wanted money,” he explained.

He also spoke about his time at Man City and Liverpool. “Manchester City was a dream because there was a very Italian atmosphere. Don’t talk to me about Liverpool please. They were a team with stupendous people, fantastic fans, but the place…”

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