Who Said Manchester Cityâ€™s â€œSuper Marioâ€ [Balotelli] Was Heading For A Transfer?
Manchester Cityâ€™s â€œtroublesomeâ€ Mario Balotelli is going nowhere during the January transfer window, according to agent Mino Raiola. The ex-Internazionale starâ€™s future is at Eastlands... at least, for now.
Following his rather poor display against Everton last Monday â€“ a game which Manchester City lost â€“ rumours that Mario Balotelli had enough of life in England intensified. The Italian international of Ghanaian origins was eventually dropped by Coach Roberto Mancini for the Sky Bluesâ€™ next match which they won 3-1 against Newcastle thanks to a Carlos Tevez-inspired performance.
Itâ€™s actually been rumoured that the 20-year-old wants to quit Eastlands to join Internazionaleâ€™s local rivals AC Milan anytime soon. So when asked about Mario Balotelliâ€™s unwanted behaviour at Manchester City, former Inter Milan boss Mancini told The Sun last Friday:
â€œHe must improve his situation and smile. I donâ€™t know why he does not look happy. Manchester is not like Milan. But, he has to accept it.â€
This week though, Balotelliâ€™s agent, Mino Raiola spoke to Tuttomercatoweb.com to respond to the transfer rumours surrounding the controversial youngster. He said:
â€œIâ€™ve got no comment to make. I have nothing to say. For me, all this is just rubbish. [Mario] Balotelli hasnâ€™t said anything.â€
Indeed, Mario Balotelli certainly answered the public with the best reply as his hat-trick in Manchester Cityâ€™s 4-0 demolition of Aston Villa fired the Sky Blues at the top of the English Premier League for at least a few hours.
With this performance from â€œSuper Marioâ€, thereâ€™s a reason why Manchester City fans can enter 2011 with a peaceful smile on their face. Blackpool is next on the Sky Bluesâ€™ agenda and that match has been scheduled for January 1.
Jan 1, 201110:00
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