Enoch Balotelli – younger brother of Mario Balotelli played his first game on trial with English club Stoke City on Wednesday night.
The 19-year-old played 82 minutes in a reserve game for the Potters against Burton Albion.
The younger Balotelli produced some epic moments with deft touches in the game which ended goalless but Stoke’s Academy Coach Dave Kevan insists the teenager has some work to do before getting close to the level attained by his brother.
“He’s been with training with us for a while and it was good to give him a run out,” he said.“He’s a good boy but a little bit raw at the moment. We will just have to see how things go.”
Enoch who was once linked with a move to Napoli was born in Ghana before moving to Italy with Mario where the duo were adopted.This means he can still play for his country of birth since he is yet to attain the cut of age of 21 and is yet to feature for Italy’s senior national team.
If the younger Balotelli does sign for Stoke, the Balotelli’s will become the latest in a line of brothers to play in the Premier League.
Some of the more notable families include Gary and Phil Neville, Rio and Anton Ferdinand, Shaun and Bradley Wright-Phillips and Manchester United twins Fabio and Rafael da Silva.
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