Puma wants to facilitate Mario Balotelli’s sensational return to the Premier League this summer, and Arsenal stands to benefit from the sportswear company’s largesse.
Should Arsenal decide to make a transfer bid for Balotelli ahead of next season, Puma is willing to help subsidize the Gunners’ approach, Metro reports.
“According to reports in Italy, the company wants to help Arsenal finance a deal to bring the former Manchester City striker to the Emirates Stadium,” the report says.
“Puma, who also sponsor Balotelli, want two of their key brands together, and could even stump up as much as £15 million [$24.5 million] of any deal to make the transfer happen.”
Balotelli has starred for AC Milan since returning to Serie A from Manchester City in January 2013. The Italian striker has scored an impressive 25 goals in 38 games for the Rossoneri, but the team is languishing this season. AC Milan sits 10th in Serie A (Italy’s first division) after 22 games, and a genuine possibility exists ...