A rather questionable report from The Sun has understandably whipped Twitter into an absolute frenzy this afternoon.
Citing reports from Italy, the British red top claim epic Liverpool flop Mario Balotelli – who they lovingly describe as ‘an oddball’ – recently held a meeting with former gaffer Jose Mourinho to discuss his future.
No, Manchester United aren’t about to swoop for one of the most spectacular duds in Anfield history; the Portuguese, who managed Balotelli at Inter Milan, essentially told the Italy international to buck his ideas up and stop ruining moves away from Anfield by making outrageous wage demands.
But it’s further added that Balotelli’s situation on Merseyside has grown so dire that he could plummet down the English football pyramid in search of gae time, with the Championship’s new big spenders Wolves and League One side Port Vale – yes, Port Vale, famed for eternal lower league obscurity – in the frame to snap him up.
— The Sun Football (@TheSunFootball) August 17, 2016
Needless to say, the predominant emotion on Twitter has been one of great confusion:
Balotelli linked with Wolves…and Port Vale. What. pic.twitter.com/2i1JSLVAHK
— Chris (@Himpatico) August 17, 2016
WHY have the sun reported Balotelli to Port Vale
— Kane Tingle (@kane_tingle10) August 17, 2016
As much as I'm laughing at wolves link with Balotelli,why do Port Vale get a mention?Piss take or what??
— Sean Sweeney (@Sweeneybull1) August 17, 2016
— Oddschanger (@Oddschanger) August 17, 2016
But one lad, believed it or not, actually predicted such a scenario 18 months ago. Take a bow Cain Kirby, and please only use your powers for good…
Balotelli will be at Port Vale next year…
— Cain Kirby (@CJK_66) January 27, 2015