Club chief reveals: We want Liverpool attacker in summer transfer

According to reports from Fanatik, Besiktas president Fikret Orman has confirmed he wants to sign Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli in a summer transfer.

The Reds signed the controversial front-man from AC Milan in summer 2014 following Luis Suarez’s big-money move to Barcelona.

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But the Italy international failed to fill the boots of his predecessor, finding just one Premier League goal during his debut campaign at Anfield.

That heralded a return to the San Siro on a season-long loan but once again, the 25-year-old managed to produce just one top flight goal for Rossoneri.

Liverpool are widely expected to offload the 6 foot 2 striker before the summer transfer window slams shut and he was linked with a move to Besiktas earlier this week.

And the Super Lig champions’ president has now confirmed the club’s intentions to sign Balotelli, believing he would be a good fit at the Vodafone Arena.

As quoted by Fanatik, he said; “Mario Balotelli is the type of footballer that our fans can associate themselves with.

“To be fair, if he wasn’t deemed as a trouble-maker, he wouldn’t be rumoured to be joining us. But we can show some effort and create solutions for Balotelli’s infamous troubles.

“I think he can change with the attention and care he’ll receive in Turkey. In short, we want Mario Balotelli and he wants us too.”