Mario Balotelli is so desperate to reignite his flailing career that he has now turned to his former Inter manager Jose Mourinho for help.
The Special One has a soft spot for the maverick striker, so the Manchester United manager was more than happy to help the Liverpool misfit.
However, Mourinho’s advice may not have been quite what the Italian was expecting.
Balotelli is on the hunt for a new club after being told he is surplus to requirements at Anfield, but, according to the Sun, Mourinho has promised to try and get him in at two clubs where he has friends in high places – Wolves and Port Vale.
A drop out of the Premier League may hurt Balotelli’s pride, but it could do him good to get out of the spotlight.
Wolves have recently been taken over, so they should have the money to pay his wages.
Port Vale, meanwhile, may be in League One, but they would be keen to give Balotelli another chance.
Ultimately, it’s a sad state of affairs for a player once tipped as a future Ballon d’Or candidate.
Balotelli’s downfall has been of his own making, but it’s going to be difficult for him to get back to his best if he isn’t even playing in the top flight.