Mario Balotelli Staying Put Is Good For AC Milan

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Superstar Mario Balotelli will not be leaving AC Milan in the January transfer window amid interest from Chelsea and possibly Manchester United.

The controversial Italian hit man joined AC Milan from Manchester City a year ago, but seems destined to leave the sinking ship that is AC Milan. Balotelli played under Jose Mourinho at Inter Milan four seasons ago and seems to have great chemistry with the Portuguese schemer. A move to Chelsea seemed like a real possibility.

Balotelli started his professional career at Inter Milan, where he was constantly finding himself in trouble, and was offered a way out when Italian coach Roberto Mancini joined Premier League outfit Manchester City. The move seemed like a match made in heaven, and it gave Balotelli the chance to show the world his immense talent.  The move didn’t work and after only two seasons, he joined his childhood team AC Milan after finding himself constantly involved in controversy.

AC Milan is currently far from securing a place in next year’s Champions League and is looking dull under outgoing manager Massimiliano Allegri. Alegri will leave, and this team is in dire need of squad rejuvenation, which does not mean that large amounts of money need to be invested, it means that youth players deserve a chance.

Balotelli is a world class, and Milan should do everything in their power to keep him and build their team around him. He is the sort of player that can win a match all by himself and is arguably the best Italian player since Roberto Baggio. AC Milan should keep him happy, as he is to become Italy’s best player. He will be staying in Serie A for now, but I don’t think he will see out his career at Milan.

Patrick Wynne is a Soccer Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @patrickjameswb, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.