Amelia calls for Balotelli at Milan
Milan shot-stopper Marco Amelia has called for the arrival of MaCity’s Mario Balotelli to Milan
The Rossoneri have been repeatedly linked with the arrival of the controversial striker, with the latest reports suggesting the club is nearing a deal with City.
With Alexandre Pato and Robinho having both handing in a transfer request, Milan are in a scrap to bring in a well rehearsed striker to the club and it is said to be Balotelli.
Amelia has confessed he hopes to see the Brazilan duo stay but believes the Italian international will be an adequate replacement for the Serie A giants.
I'm not sure what will happen. As a friend and companion, I'd like Robinho and Pato remain, but now (they appear set to leave),” he told TuttoSport.
"I do not know Mario well. I think he crossed a particular moment in his life and I think it might be good for him to come to Milan, this is an environment that allows certain types of behaviour and I'm sure he is willing to prove he can be a great player."
Milan were drawn against Barcelona in the round of the last 16 in the Champions League and despite the Spaniards being overwhelming favourites he still believes anything can happen.
"On paper they are the best team in the world, the departure of (Pep) Guardiola has not changed that, they continue to leave very little for their opponents," he added.
"We met them four times last season. They play more or less the same football; however, like everyone else, they have weaknesses and in 180 minutes something could be given."