With Mario Balotelli close to sealing his loan move back to AC Milan from Liverpool, the eccentric Italian forward will return to the club he left 12 months ago.
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Balotelli, 25, scored just four times in 28 games for Liverpool and the Reds have now loaned him back to the Serie A outfit while still paying half of his wages. Sounds like a good deal for Milan, as Balotelli flourished with them from January 2013 until August 2014 when he scored 30 times in 54 appearances.
However, this is “Super Mario” we are talking about here. With that in mind, it is reported by Gazzetta dello Sport that Milan insisted Balotelli must agree to a “good behavior” clause in his contract. Milan’s chief executive Adriano Galliani is said to have followed a similar clause which is inserted into the contract of members of the Italian air force.
The following criteria has to be met otherwise his loan deal will be cancelled:
- A ban on extravagant haircuts
- No outrageous clothes
- Smoking cigarettes banned
- Unable to visit nightclubs
- Drinking alcohol will be limited
- Turning up late for practice a no-no
- AC Milan will monitor his posts on social media, warned him against damaging reputation of club
What do you think of this clause: a little harsh or exactly right for a man who has previously set fireworks off in his bathroom, gone AWOL and been banned and fined for abusive social media posts?