Eastlands misfit heading for Italian return?
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Mario Balotelli regrets Manchester City move and yearns for home
Roberto Mancini is facing a new challenge to keep one of his key Manchester City players happy after it emerged Mario Balotelli is homesick for Italy and has regrets about moving to England.
Balotelli has struggled to settle in Manchester and the Guardian has learned that the Italy international considers the problem to be getting worse rather than better. A complex, often difficult, character, he has found it hard to make friends with his new team-mates and, four months after signing from Internazionale, the £25m striker is openly admitting to associates in Italy that he intensely dislikes life in England and cannot see the situation improving.
The 20-year-old is on a five-year contract at City and feels a strong debt of loyalty to Mancini but is open to the idea of returning to Italy at the end of the season, despite the issues with racism that plagued him when he was a player at San Siro. Balotelli has frequently been linked with Milan in the Italian media, where there is a consistent belief that it is a just a question of time before he plays for the club he supported as a boy. (Guardian)
Roberto Maninci has to either nip Mario Balotelli’s attitude and adjustment problems in the bud or give up and offload the young Italian before his problems impact on the rest of the Eastlands squad. The youngster has had a mixed time of it on the field and apparently a horrific time off it as the 20 year old struggles to settle in England.
AC Milan may well be interested in the Italian international but Mancini is not ready to give up on the former Inter Milan man just yet. In the space of ten appearance Balotelli has scored five times, been booked four times and sent off once.
He is by no means a first team regular and that may well also anger the strongly built attacker as this was one of the issues that led to his leaving the San Siro in the first place. Super Mario, as he was known during his time in Serie A, clearly will have no qualms about moving to Inter’s arch rivals as there is clearly no lost between Balotelli and his former supporters.
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