Ex-Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli sends transfer request to Man City

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Ex-Manchester City and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has spoken about the ideas he has for his future.

The Italian forward has scored 16 goals in 21 games this season for the Ligue 1 side - just one short of the 17 he scored in 28 outings last season.

Balotelli won the Premier League title and FA Cup with City during his three-year stint at the club.

"I had my best season there and there's a unique atmosphere at the club, I'd return to play there even without a salary". I'd happily go back there for free. "I'm aiming to play on at least another five, six years at the very top".

"My aim is to return to a big club to win something important again", Balotelli told Thursday's edition of Gazzetta dello Sport. I would not want to go to Milan being treated as their saviour and then later accused of being the cause of all ills, blamed for things I didn't do.

The former Manchester City striker then spoke about his time at the Eastlands saying: "It was the best year of my life, even if the city is a little hard to live in".

Indeed, Balotelli has been so taken aback that he admits he wouldn't consider a return should the Rossoneri make him an offer. I want to remain, so we'll see.


Balotelli admits he hoped to visit some of the players this week.

"I won't lie - my dream is to wear that [Italy] shirt again", Balotelli said.

"It's a special season, it should always be like that".

"It still angers me to remember [the World Cup playoff] Italy-Sweden". Sweden had two players at most who were on a par with us. I did see him in Nice, as he came to see me and said I was being kept in consideration. I don't think I did anything particularly insane.

But a return to an Italian club could be complicated, Balotelli believes.

However, Balotelli says he spoke with captain Gianluigi Buffon, who denied that was the case. I've heard this said many times, but Gigi is an honest, direct person and if there was truth to it, he would've told me. He asked me: 'Why didn't you do well at Liverpool?' I told him that was in the past.

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