Maverick striker Mario Balotelli will have a good behaviour clause inserted into his contract with AC Milan, banning extravagant haircuts and clothing and committing him to a healthy lifestyle.
Italian sports daily Gazzetta dello Sport said on Wednesday that the club’s chief executive Adriano Galliani had based the clause on regulations which are applied to people who serve in the Italian air force.
The 25-year-old, repeatedly criticised for his poor work rate, is set to return to Milan just one year after leaving for Liverpool, where he had a dismal season.
Mario Balotelli has undergone a medical ahead of his loan move back to AC Milan from Liverpool. His new club are attempting to ensure he behaves with strict disciplinary
Balotelli looked happy to be back in Milan, but will have strict rules place on him by the new contract
He underwent a medical in Milan on Tuesday ahead of an expected loan move, although the deal has not yet been officially confirmed.
According to Gazzetta, Balotelli must not damage the image of the club and his Twitter, Facebook and Instagram posts will be closely monitored.
He will be banned from extravagant haircuts and clothing, from smoking and from visiting nightclubs and must turn up on time to training. His drinking will also be limited.
Balotelli’s first spell at Milan was relatively successful and uneventful with a respectable scoring rate although there were some misdemeanors.
Balotelli is renowned for his commitment to unusual fashion choices, but these will now be banned
Balotelli has always courted controversy, going back to his time as a young player at Manchester City
Balotelli’s house famously caught fire after fireworks were set off inside it during his time in Manchester