Zlatan Ibrahimovic has publicly invited Mario Balotelli to join him at Milan and shrugged off exhaustion. “I'll play with one leg if I have to.”
The Rossoneri are top of the table thanks to Ibra's sensational goal to defeat Fiorentina 1-0 last night and he has complained of feeling ‘worn out' after 16 consecutive club starts.
“I do feel very tired, especially in the final minutes of each game. Perhaps I have played too much and if we had Pippo Inzaghi and Alexandre Pato then I could've rested a bit,” said the Swede.
“In any case, I will sacrifice myself for the team. I'll play with one leg if I have to.”
The striker shortage means a new forward is likely to be drafted in during the January transfer window.
Balotelli has declared he is a Milan supporter and had dinner with Vice-President Adriano Galliani after the derby last weekend. The Manchester City star also admitted he would love to play alongside his old Inter teammate again.
“I am very pleased that Mario wants to play with me. In the summer he called me every day begging me to join him at Manchester City,” revealed Ibrahimovic.
“He is a great player and will do well in the Premier League, but if he wants to play with me then he'll have to come to Milan.
“I would love him to be here, but calling me won't be enough, he needs to call Galliani and reach an agreement.”