After a period filled with an abundance of rough patches throughout his career, the former Milanese striker Mario Balotelli has hinted at a possible return to the Serie A.

Following his underwhelming season with Serie B side Monza last year where he only managed to score five goals in 12 games played across all competitions, The 31 year-old marksman has managed to turn his career around for the better.

So far this season, the trident attacker has managed to score 12 goals and provide six assists in 27 games played across all competitions for the Turkish side Adana Demirspor after departing Monza on a free transfer last summer. His fine run of form has earned the Italian international a call-up for the Azzurri within Mancini’s camp for the first time since 2018 at the end of January in preparation for the World Cup qualification playoffs.

In an interview with Sky Sport Italia, the talisman spoke about his overall experience this season with the Turkish side: “Playing in Turkey was a great challenge for me. I accepted many challenges in my career and I am really enjoying this one. The fans in Turkey are very loyal, they care so much about their club and treat the players fantastically well. It’s great being coached by Montella, I used to watch him on TV when I was a kid, now he can give me great advice.”

When being asked about possibly returning to the top-flight league of Italy, the experienced attacker remained silent while giving a wide grin, hinting that a move to the Serie A is perhaps more imminent than expected.