Ajax are preparing to step up their interest in Mario Balotelli, according to the Daily Mail.
The Liverpool misfit has been told to find a new club by Jurgen Klopp, but that is proving somewhat more difficult than he perhaps envisaged.
A CV featuring time with both Milan clubs, Manchester City, and the Reds isn’t helping his cause, but the Dutch giants seem to think they could be the ones to finally help him fulfil his potential.
The interest is apparently mutual, but Ajax will only make their move if they can reach the group stages of the Champions League.
The 25-year-old is unlikely to remain in the Premier League after scoring just four goals for Liverpool, and it was thought he could return to Serie A, albeit with one of the division’s smaller clubs.
The Eredivisie would be a new challenge, but the former Italy international’s doubters might argue that he would not exactly be proving himself were he to excel in the Dutch league.
Balotelli’s move to the Netherlands, if it happens, could be make or break. Even if he is a success, it won’t have been in one of Europe’s stronger leagues, but right now, he can’t even be sure of that.