Outspoken AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has launched an attack on Mario Balotelli, describing the forward as a ‘rotten apple’ and revealing he never wanted to sign him in the first place.
Balotelli completed a summer move to Liverpool for a fee of £16million, and Berlusconi has followed former Milan goalkeeper Marco Amelia in having a swipe at the 24-year-old since his departure.
The former Italian prime minister told La Gazzetta dello Sport: “I remember he was bought against my advice.
“[Now] We have many champions: [Jeremy] Menez, [Keisuke] Honda, [Stephan] El Shaarawy, [Fernando] Torres, [Nigel] De Jong.
“The base is there. And we no longer have a rotten apple in the dressing room.”
Balotelli has struggled to find form since his switch to Anfield, scoring just one goal in his opening seven Liverpool matches.
Balotelli must improve in the next game otherwise he ll be bench for lambert