The Italian star’s agent says his client is insecure, which makes him do stupid things. The high-status agent of Mario Balotelli, Mino Raiola, has yet again come out in the press with comments regarding his maverick client.
According to the reports, Raiola claims that the 24-year-old will stay at Anfield, despite the fact that he’s failed to score a single Premier League goal, and hasn’t started a Liverpool match for over two months.
“The plan is to continue at Anfield. I saw him Monday and told him: ‘You have a 4 year contract and I won’t bring you away. Or you leave Liverpool at 60-70 million, and I won my bet, or you’ll die there” said Raiola.
“It’s the first time I make a speech like that to a player. I’ve seen him quiet, changed, different than Milan. Very disappointed with himself, too,” he added.
As it’s been widely speculated this January that the Italian would leave to join a Serie A club before the transfer window closes, but these quotes intimate that Balotelli will continue fighting to resurrect his Liverpool career.
Whereas admitting that Balotelli has failed to impress so far, Raiola reckons that no other footballer has to deal with ‘injustices’ like the forward does, and that his lack of self esteem causes him to occasionally misbehave.