Its looking very certain that Inter Milan starlet Mario Balotelli will be playing his football in the EPL next season with his 35 million Pounds transfer to Manchester City almost finalised.
With quick feet and and a temper to match, Balotelli’s personality will not be dearly missed however, i cannot say the same for his talent. Although his relationship with former Coach Jose Mourinho and the Italian media was strained, Super Mario was a key part of the Nerazzurri’s treble win last season.
Its now only a matter of time before the 19 year old puts pen to paper to officially begin a new chapter in his life. Manchester City are looking very strong and there is no doubt that they will mount a strong challenge for the Premiership title.
With Yaya Toure joining an already star studded squad, there is no telling what the Eastlands faithful are in for once the season gets underway. Inter on the other hand will have the comfort of having an additional 40 million Pounds to spend on some of their prime targets.
However, in my opinion, Balotelli’s transfer is of greater benefit to Manchester City. Ever since Rafa Benitez too over as coach, Inter Milan have always been linked with a Javier Mascherano move. Now, if Mascherano is supposed to be Balotelli’s replacement, then the Nerazzurii might have just made the biggest blunder with their transfers.
I have never really liked Mascherano . To me, he is one of the most overrated players . Moreover, he is more of a defensive player while Balotelli is a natural attacker. The comparisons get even bigger if you consider their ability to change the face of a game when their sides are really up against it.
There is no doubt that Rafael Benitez will have a hard time trying to defend Inter’s three titles against some very rejuvenated teams both domestically and in Europe.
With Maicon’s fate still hanging in the balance, Inter could lose their domination in the Serie A should they fail to make some wise buyings in this transfer season.
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