Striker’s Liverpool nightmare to end? Sampdoria president reveals his dream signing

first_img1 Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero has revealed it is his dream to sign Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli during the January transfer window.The Serie A side want to end the forward’s nightmare spell on Merseyside and tempt him back to his homeland.Italy international Balotelli has registered just two goals in 15 appearances since signing for the Reds in August from AC Milan for £16million and failed to establish himself in Brendan Rodgers’ first-choice XI, despite Liverpool’s struggles in the Premier League.And now, according to Italian newspaper Il Mattino, Sampdoria owner Ferrero is ready to give his manager, Sinisa Mihajlovic, the funds necessary to secure Balotelli’s signature after missing out on re-signing Antonio Cassano from Parma.But it remains to be seen whether Liverpool will want to part with Balotelli, 24, so quickly after signing him.last_img read more