Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Agent Wishes Mario Would Have Stayed with Blues

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Agent Wishes Mario Would Have Stayed with Blues

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FOOTBALL super-agent Mino Raiola says Mario Balotelli should have stayed at City.

Raiola, who represents the Italian striker, believes he was too soft and should have fought to make Balotelli stay at the Etihad.

At the time, Balotelli's relationship with Roberto Mancini was suffering after a series of high-profile indiscretions had brought the club into disrepute.

Mancini, who had stuck by his countryman throughout some difficult times, finally decided to let him go and he was sold to AC Milan in 2013 - a move that signalled his decline.

Raiola now admits he should have tried to convince Balotelli to stay and fulfil his obvious potential.

"It was one of my biggest mistakes. I had to be harder and instead I was too soft," he told Italy's Rai [via Calciomercato]. …

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