Real Madrid boss admits previous desire to sign Liverpool flop

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has admitted he tried to buy Liverpool flop Mario Balotelli when he was still the boss at Paris Saint-Germain, talkSPORT reports.

Balotelli only arrived at Liverpool from AC Milan after a £16million move during the summer and has been blasted by the media for his lacklustre performances, already calling the Italian a flop.

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But Ancelotti, who has won three Champions Leagues as a manager, has backed his fellow countryman to come good, pointing out that he tried to sign the 24-year-old during his time in charge of PSG in Ligue-1.

“He [Balotelli] has to find a place to feel at ease. Sooner or later he will succeed, but it depends on him – heaven helps those who help themselves,” Ancelotti told Spanish publication La Repubblica.

“Would I sign him? I was trying to at Paris Saint-Germain. He was coming off the back of an impressive European Championship.

“Then the opportunity for Ibrahimovic presented itself and we went more on the safe side.”

Balotelli is still without a league goal after nine Premier League fixtures this season.

 


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