AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has admitted that new signing Mario Balotelli has made a drastic change to his attitude since returning to the San Siro on a season-long loan.
The controversial Italian completed a temporary move back to Serie A in the transfer window after agreeing to leave Liverpool for the 2015/2016 campaign.
Balotelli failed to impress during his one year in England and has quickly made a return back to his homeland after his former-club agreed to take him back for the season.
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Milan sold Balotelli this time last year to Liverpool for £16million, but after just a handful of appearances under Brendan Rodgers, the 25-year-old was told after the end of last term that he could find a new club for the new campaign.
After a few proposed deals fell through due to financial restraints, it looked like Balotelli was stuck at Anfield, even though the Reds had excluded him from the first-team and forced him to train alone.
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However, during the final stages of the window, Milan offered the striker a chance to return to the San Siro, but firmly warned him that it would be his last chance at the club.
The Italian side agreed a deal with Liverpool and agreed to pay 50% of the striker's wage for the entire of this season. Much to their surprise, they have seen a new side to Balotelli and are delighted with how he's been since returning.
Speaking in a recent interview, the club's CEO, Adriano Galliani, has admitted that the striker is like a new person and has a brilliant attitude towards the game and his new team-mates.
Galliani also confirmed that he often hears how Balotelli is the first to arrive for training sessions and the last to leave, proving that he's committed to the club and ready to give it a real go in order to shake off the bad-boy reputation he's earned over the years.
“He has an extraordinary attitude, he’s changed radically,” Galliani said, as per the Daily Express.
“He’s the first to arrive at [the training centre] and the last to leave.
"Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic often wants the players to have breakfast at 8.30am and he’s always there before eight.
“He’s probably realised that this is his last chance and I’m sure he won’t waste it.
"His technical ability has never been in question. If he continues with the approach he’s had in this first week then he’ll be fine.”
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