Barnsley have launched an outrageous attempt to sign former Manchester City and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli, according to BBC Sheffield.
Balotelli, who won both the Premier League and FA Cup during his three seasons at The Etihad, is now a free agent following his release from Serie B outfit Brescia.
And BBC Sheffield believe that the Tykes spoke to the Italian’s agent Mino Raiola about the possibility of bringing Balotelli to Oakwell.
Following his departure from Manchester City in 2013, the Italy international has enjoyed brief spells at Anfield, AC Milan and Nice before spending three years at Marseille, whom he left for Brescia.
Understand there is some truth to reports that #barnsleyfc enquired as to the poss of signing free agent Mario Balotelli, but lead to believe that’s as far as it went. The Reds spoke to the Italian’s agent Mino Raiola re the player. Strange but in this case true.
— Andy Giddings (@Gids1980) November 17, 2020
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Whilst a deal to bring Balotelli to South Yorkshire appears an extremely unlikely one, especially considering his six-figure weekly wages, it didn’t stop Barnsley supporters from dreaming about having a Premier League winner in their ranks.
And here, we’ve been looking how the Oakwell faithful have been reacting on Twitter to those transfer links with the former City frontman.
Check the best below..
I would really like to see balotelli at Barnsley but at the same time I think his attitude could bring the team spirit down, don’t know how to feel about this🙃
— JACK_BFC (@BfcJ4ck) November 18, 2020
Not for me – a troubled lad who’d bring problems to the squad
— andy (@andysymcox) November 17, 2020
Would have been great entertainment if nothing else!
— Andrew Murray (@Andrewmurray36) November 17, 2020
I have no words https://t.co/HNemm3BF3s
— James Langton (@JLangton__) November 17, 2020
Oh i would have given anything to see this one https://t.co/wzRObOcSfg
— Caddys_wmc (@CaddysWmc) November 17, 2020
Why have we not got him in then !!! Imagine of we did 🤣😍 https://t.co/t3qbzB4RZi
— Barnsley On Tour (@BarnsleyOnTour) November 17, 2020
Owt possible with our owners!!! 🤷♂️ https://t.co/or2T3C5Svr
— Lee Howson (@LeeHowson) November 17, 2020
This is quality 😂😂 https://t.co/0Em70Lvrdl
— Luke Pearson (@sonofthepear) November 17, 2020
Please let this happen to my club… Just once. Just for the crack…please. https://t.co/lwJRPLx5PA
— Dick Cherry (@DickCherry2) November 18, 2020
Why always us ? https://t.co/hARtKWsLWl
— The Reds Report📻 (@RedsReport_) November 17, 2020