Troubled striker Mario Balotelli left England and Manchester City to return to Italy joining AC Milan. In an interview with Soccer Italia magazine Balotelli wouldn’t rule out a return to England.
“The Manchester City fans were fantastic with me and when I left, I said that I’d never be able to see myself in England with another shirt than City’s,” Balotelli said. “But in football, nothing’s impossible.”
His stance might have changed because of the racism that exists in Italian soccer. Facing those issues could encourage Balotelli to look elsewhere.
“It’s important to understand that racism and racist people will never disappear,” Balotelli said. “Football as a sport should help us and start giving severe punishments to racial behaviour. I’m starting to think that leaving the field is the best thing, although I’ve not done that yet.
“That would be a victory for racists, who are just stupid people.”
If he were looking for a return to England, Chelsea might be a team that is interested. Balotelli played under Jose Mourinho with Inter Milan when they won the Champions League and Treble in 2010. The two butted heads at times but Balotelli says they’re on good terms.
“We both have big personalities and sometimes that caused problems,” he said. “We respect each other, there is now a healthy friendship.”