Controversial Liverpool striker linked with Turkish League move

Mario Balotelli

Liverpool’s out-of-favour striker Mario Balotelli has once again been linked with a move to the Turkish Super Lig.

According to the Daily Express, Fenerbahce have shown interest in the Italian international. Balotelli has frequently been linked with Turkish clubs over the past two seasons.

Balotelli returned to Liverpool this summer after AC Milan decided against signing the 25-year-old on a permanent basis.

However boss Jurgen Klopp has stated that Balotelli has no part of his plan for the club.

“With a lot of players it is not the moment to talk of transfers as it could kill all talks by saying someone was 70 per cent to sign him or whatever,” Klopp explained, per the Mirror.

“But I can talk of Mario because that one is obvious and I have spoken to him about this.

“He’s not at the stage of his career where he should be battling with four or five other players for one or two positions.

“We want him to become the player he was before his injury and the talent is still there, there’s no doubt about it. When we have done the crossing, heading and stuff in training, he has been world class.

“But this is not a situation where he should be battling with other players like this for one position, so it’s clear we need a solution.”

Balotelli joined Liverpool back in the 2014-15 season, but could manage only one Premier League goal in 16 Premier League appearances.

The former Manchester City striker was also axed from the Italy national team, failing to earn a single call-up since the end of 2014.

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