Mario Balotelli could be coming back to Italy this summer as the Nice forward is one of the players Roma manager Eusebio Di Francesco has said he might want to sign.
Balotelli seems set to leave the Ligue 1 club this late summer following two years and Di Francesco would offer him an arrival to Serie A, conceding he has since a long time ago been one of his admirers.
“I attempted to get him when I was at Sassuolo,” Di Francesco told Mediaset. “We’ll consider this later on in light of the fact that despite everything we have to characterize our market methodology.
“We realize what we require, yet there’s most likely that Mario is a player of awesome quality.”
Edin Dzeko has relatively without any help drove Roma’s attacking line this season, highlighting in everything except two games with the previous summer’s club-record signing Patrik Schick battling – mostly because of injury – to hold down a customary place.
Di Francesco manager said he needs a player “in defence, midfield and atackt,” and Balotelli, who has 16 goals in 26 Ligue 1 games this season and beforehand played in Italy for Inter Milan and AC Milan, could give better rivalry to Dzeko – yet Di Francesco denies a slip-up was made in marking Schick from Sampdoria a year ago.
“He’s now a player with awesome potential, so no, he was not a bet,” Di Francesco said. “He needs to make himself accessible the way he has done, and I have to get him in the most ideal condition to demonstrate what he can do.
“He was a bit punished by [not knowing] our 4-3-3, however now he’s saw increasingly what I need. He can play either out wide, with various qualities to [Cengiz] Under, or in the middle, with various attributes to Dzeko.”
Be that as it may, at whatever point Under has been fit, he has guaranteed there has been no place for Schick on the right.
“More than Turkish, he appears to be Neapolitan,” Di Francesco said of Under, who “began with a couple of challenges because of the dialect, yet is an exceptionally exchanged on fellow – he comprehends what you are asking him in a moment.
“He has extraordinary quality, especially in his shooting – you never know where he will kick it and he can just show signs of improvement.”
Pondering the season, Di Francesco has a few laments about the first leg of his side’s Champions League senifinal round with Liverpool, which they lost 5-2 at Anfield.
“I consider it since we demonstrated that we can contend with Liverpool,” Di Francesco said. “We recently had that center piece of the amusement in Liverpool when we went to pieces a bit and lost our separations, and we endured mentally, thinking excessively of their assaulting quality and less of our own.
“It’s a pity likewise for the arrival leg, when we squandered a lot time contemplating what had occurred in the main leg, and in the event that we’d quite recently been somewhat better in our heads, or more engaged, we could have improved the situation, regardless of whether a portion of the occurrences went poorly way either.”
With one session of Di Francesco’s first season as Roma manager, he needs only a point against Sassuolo to secure third place.
Roma have effectively fit the bill for the group phase of the Champions League, however are 14 points behind second-place Napoli and 18 afloat of champions Juventus.