Balotelli will need more than a makeover to lift Milan gloom

Mario Balotelli’s return to Italian football was intended to bring some much-needed tranquillity to the wayward striker’s life, not to mention act as the springboard to him joining the likes Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo at the summit of the European game.

However, life has turned out to be anything but straightforward for Super Mario. After a period of grace back in his homeland, he is now finding it as difficult to cope with the pressures of Serie A as he did those of the Premier League.

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