Super-agent Mino Raiola confirms OGC Nice striker Mario Balotelli exit from Ligue 1 outfit
Posted: 2 March 2018 Time: 17:00
Super-agent Mino Raiola says his '€100m' (R1.5b) rated client Mario Balotelli will leave French Ligue 1 side OGC Nice at the end of the season.
Balotelli, 27, has enjoyed a renaissance of his career in the French top-flight after an ill-fated spell with Liverpool and has scored 21 goals in 29 appearances across all competitions this season.
With his undoubted ability proven over the past two seasons at the Allianz Riviera, the eccentric forward is set for a return to either the Premier League or his native country, according to Raiola.
"Mario is ready to come back to Italy. He is one of the 10 best strikers in the world, and the number one in Italy," he told RAI about the 33-time capped Italy international. "He is worth €100m but he is a free agent so he is a bargain.
"I'm already negotiating with many teams in England and Italy. I talked with Juventus, Roma, Napoli, Inter.
"AC Milan? No, because there is [sporting director Massimiliano] Mirabelli and I can't talk with him, I'm not at his level."