Mario Balotelli Opens Up on the Only Reason He Can ‘Betray’ His Old Team To Sign for PSG

Mario Balotelli Opens Up on the Only Reason He Can ‘Betray’ His Old Team To Sign for PSG

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at October 5, 2023 at 9:54 AM
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  • Mario Balotelli has discussed a potential move to PSG
  • The enigmatic Italian forward is willing to 'betray' his former club in favour of the Parisians under one condition
  • He currently plays for Turkish side Adana Demirspor

Mario Balotelli has discussed the possibility of playing for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) despite having previously represented their fierce rivals, Olympique Marseille, during his nomadic career.

A decade ago, the Italian striker seemed poised to become a footballing superstar, but his career took a different path, eventually leading him to over 10 clubs, as he journeyed across three of Europe's top five leagues.

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Mario Balotelli is willing to join PSG under one condition. Photos by Joern Pollex/Getty Images and @PSG_English/Twitter
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The 33-year-old made a return to Turkish side Adana Demirspor after a stint with Swiss club FC Sion ended on a sour note.

According to Football Italia, during his second debut for Adana on October 1, Super Mario scored twice in their 4-0 victory in the Turkish Super Lig.

Would Balotelli join PSG?

Given PSG's struggles in front of goal this season, despite having talented forwards like Kylian Mbappe, Randal Kolo Muani, Goncalo Ramos, and Ousmane Dembele on their roster, Balotelli was asked if he would consider joining PSG if they showed interest.

His response indicated a sense of appreciation for the Marseille-PSG rivalry, which he briefly experienced during his time with the blue-and-white half of the Le Classique rivalry.

“What if PSG call me? No chance. No way — as I used to play for Marseille and Nice so… no way,” he told TvPlay, as quoted by Fabrizio Romano on the X App.

Nonetheless, the 2010 Champions League winner stated that he would set aside his loyalty to Marseille if PSG were to offer him a substantial contract.

“What if they come with €10m salary proposal?” “Of course. In that case, I’d accept… for €10m I’d even join my brother’s team and go play there!”

Super Mario's return to Turkey

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Balotelli's football journey took another twist as the 33-year-old Italian striker made a return to his former Turkish club, Adana Demirspor.

The move came after his contract with Swiss side Sion was mutually terminated.

Balotelli had a strong debut season with the Turkish outfit, scoring 19 goals in 35 appearances during the 2021/22 season.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.