Nice striker, Mario Balotelli is really enjoying his life now since his move to French Ligue 1 club and the arrival of his baby.
Former Manchester City and Liverpool striker, Mario Baloteli has welcomed his first son and promptly named him Lion.
Mario who already has a four-year-old daughter, Pia, with ex Raffaella Fico was left excited by the news. The Italy international, 27, can now dream of his son following his career footsteps after his new partner gave birth on Thursday.
According to Sun UK, the woman known only as Clelia is a Switzerland-based bank worker and part-time model. The footballer has kept his romance with the 26-year-old secret.
The first clue Balotelli was expecting to be a dad once more came when he posted a picture of a pregnant woman’s belly on social media earlier this month with the caption: “Loading.”
The player joined Nice last summer after Liverpool released him.
He has since scored 24 goals in 36 games for the French Ligue 1 club. He has had a turbulent private life. He took over a year to admit he was Pia’s father after a DNA test.
Balotelli got engaged to Belgian model Fanny Neguesha in 2013, only for them to split up the following year. Signed from Inter Milan, he won the Premier League and FA Cup with City before joining AC Milan in 2013.