Ok we know Balotelli is good, but definitely not worth the £60 million price tag his agent has tagged him with. I had already started warming myself up to Balotelli, probably thinking that his attitude was just a phase he was going through, however with an agent as obnoxious as Mino Raiola, it is not hard to see where Balo gets his attitude from.
The irony is that AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s agent also happens to be Raiola. Its not surprising then to find that Ibra not only has an attitude but is one of the players with the biggest ego in the game.
According to Raiola, Balotelli will not be leaving City anytime soon as he is set to sign a new contract with the Premier League leaders. Speaking to the Sun, Raiola was quoted as saying that Balotelli was “too big for Italy”.
“Mario is well in Manchester and perhaps he’ll extend his contract,” Raiola said.
“My feeling is that it won’t be easy for him to return to Serie A. He is too ‘big’ for Italy.”
Taking a stub at both Milan clubs, Raiola made remarks stating that Balotelli was out of their price range.
“If Inter and AC Milan have difficulties in finding £25 million to invest on Tevez, how can they pay £50 million or £60 million for Balotelli? This is the value of Balotelli, he’s No 1.”
Meanwhile, still on transfer news, Italian clubs Juventus and Inter Milan have expressed an interest in Manchester City full back Aleksandar Kolarov. The 26 year old is said to be of keen interest to Inter coach Claudio Ranieri despite him featuring regularly in Mancini’s line up.
Reports in Italian dailies La Gazzetta dello Sport and Tuttosport have continued linking the defender with a move to either of the clubs. However, Kolarov has fallen down Mancini’s pecking order since the arrival of Gael Clichy in the summer with him making only 6 appearances for City in the league so far this season.
However, these are just rumours and no concrete deal is on the table.
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