It has been reported that Manchester United legend Sir Alex Ferguson admits he considered signing Mario Balotelli when he was with Inter Milan.
Ferguson discusses Balotelli in his new book, ‘Leading’.
“In 2010 I briefly flirted with the idea of signing Mario Balotelli, the talented but controversial Italian striker,” wrote Ferguson.
“I did my homework on him, speaking to a few Italian contacts, but the feedback I got confirmed it was too big a risk.
“I don’t know whether this sort of candid professional courtesy exists in other fields, but for me it was a Godsend.”
Balotelli is currently on-loan at AC Milan from Liverpool.