Balotelli eyes move to Boca Juniors


Mario Balotelli could be set for a stunning move to Argentine football, as he has reportedly identified Boca Juniors as his next destination. The Italian footballer has been with Brescia since 2019, but he appears to have lost his place in the Italian team of late. The striker has scored five goals in 19 appearances for Brescia but his contract with the team comes to an end in two years. Rather than Boca Juniors initiating the contact, it has been Balotelli’s agent Mino Raiola who has decided to offer his client to the Argentine club.

Balotelli will be turning 30 years of age next month and this presents a great opportunity for him to seek a lucrative move abroad, as there is still a lot of time left in his career. There has been a lot of negativity wherever Balotelli has gone in Europe. A switch of culture can bring about the best in the striker, as it would mean less pressure. This could lead to a better approach to training and his talent could be shone once again. Balotelli will not be the first striker to make the switch from Italy to Boca Juniors, as he will be following in the footsteps of players like Carlos Tevez.

There is no mistake in the talent possessed by the Ghana-born forward, but he has been unable to fulfil the same at various stages in his career. Balotelli started his career with Inter before going to represent the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool, and AC Milan. However, he has not been with a club for more than a few years. In recent times, he has dropped out of playing for the top teams and the move to Brescia in 2019 finally confirmed his decline. However, he has the talent and potential to kickstart his career under the right circumstances.