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Thu Apr 24 14:39:36 SAST 2014

Balotelli worth £200m, says agent

TEAMtalk Media | 02 July, 2012 13:030 Comments
Italy's Mario Balotelli shows his disappointment after their Euro 2012 final against Spain at the Olympic stadium in Kiev July 1, 2012
Image by: Alessandro Bianchi / REUTERS

Mario Balotelli's agent believes the Manchester City striker is worth a whopping £200 million after impressing for Italy at Euro 2012.

The 21-year-old bagged three goals in the tournament to help the Azzurri reach the final, where they were hammered 4-0 by defending champions Spain, who became the first nation to claim three successive major international trophies.

Even though City boss Roberto Mancini has no plans to offload his compatriot in the off-season, the player's representative, Mino Raiola, has valued Balotelli at almost three times the price Real Madrid paid for Cristiano Ronaldo three years ago.

Raiola admits he may be considered insane for his exorbitant pricing of the Italy international, but he believes his client is currently one of Europe's top marksmen and the value reflects that.

"The way I see it he's worth, what the market wants," the agent told Sky Sport Italia.

"But remember that Balotelli is in a team that does not need to sell and therefore he has no price. If I really had to give him a value, I would say £200 million.

"I am crazy? Go and ask the club what their price would be. They have always said I'm crazy, but, in my opinion, at 21 the boy still has potential to be one of the best in the world.

"At the moment, after these Euros, he is surely one of the best in Europe."

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