Controversial forwards are not in short supply for Manchester City, and Mario Balotelli might be considered borderline psychotic for his antics on and off the pitch.
He has a wealth of physical talent, but his mental capacity to take things in stride and to accept managerial decisions is severely lacking.
Super Mario's often blatant disregard for discipline and seemingly nonexistent respect for authority might be his undoing at the Etihad Stadium.
He's either loved or hated, and there is no in-between. If he is loved anywhere in the world besides Italy, it is most certainly for sheer entertainment value. Otherwise, he's loathed.
It is for this reason that Italy seems the most likely landing spot for the 22 year old come January. It really all depends on who—if anyone—is willing to dance with the devil.