This time last year Manchester City were courting then Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o and now the 29-year-old is advising fellow team-mate, Mario Balotelli to sort his head out.
The Inter Milan pair certainly know which side their breads buttered, and with the pending multi-million pound Mario Balotelli transfer looming the Cameroonian international has words of advice.
‘He has the potential to go on and be one of the best players in the world, but he must sort some things out in his head,’ Eto’o said.
‘The older players at Inter have always tried to advise him. I am not sure how successfully but, if he is to be a success and not waste his career he must listen to the players at Manchester City. This is the chance for a fresh start.’
Reports in various media outlets suggest Inter president, Massimo Moratti, is planning to hold further talks with Manchester City tomorrow (Monday 2 August) regarding a deal for the 19-year-old, whose agent has revealed that the player is becoming ‘anxious’ regarding the failure to finalise a move.
Balotelli offer lowered?
According to reports in Italy, City has lowered their offer for Balotelli from an initial £25m to £22.5m and it also thought City have yet to meet his personal demands.
The Italian U21 is known to have an attitude and is believed to have the odd tantrum or two. I just wonder, even though his talent speaks for itself whether Mancini should avoid bringing such a disruptive player to SportCity.