It was only last week that Inter Milan signed Balotelli, who has already made more than 1,000 appearances in all competitions for the Nerazurri, for €19.3 million, making him the highest-paid player in Serie A this season.
With the transfer window officially opening on Thursday, we spoke to Balotella’s agent, Andrea Fuscarini, to get the latest on the €20m deal.
First, a few words about Mario Balotelli.
How much does he make?
How much did you pay?
It’s a big question.
We have to talk about the figures because I can’t even answer that because there is so much more.
Baloteli was only 24 when he signed his contract.
The Italian giants signed him on a free transfer in the summer of 2012, after the then-20-year-old had just started to gain a foothold in the league.
He was initially sold on to Juventus for €15 million, but after a season in Turin he moved to Inter Milan for €13.6m, making the Neras the highest paid team in Serie B. He played three seasons for the club, scoring 11 goals in all, and was voted the league’s player of the year in 2015-16.
He then moved to AC Milan for an undisclosed fee in 2018, and returned to Juventus last summer.
The Nerazzuri are the highest earners in SerieA, with Balotello, Mario Suarez, Andrea Barzagli, and Andrea Pirlo also receiving massive wages.
How does the deal look for Balotelos next season?
Mario Balotti has been with Inter Milan since January 2018, after which he joined the Serie A champions on a season-long loan, from Roma, for an initial fee of €18.6 million.
He had two seasons at the club where he made more then €19m.
After two years he was bought out by the Neramas, and it is thought that he has been offered a new contract.
That was before his transfer to Juventus, where he is set to make €23m, so his deal has increased by almost €2m.
What do you think about Mario’s future at the Nerassos?
Balotoli has been a big hit for Inter Milan.
He scored a lot of goals and had a big impact on the team.
He has played for the team in a very good manner, which is very impressive.
The only thing is that he is only 24 years old and he will only make a lot more money this season, so he will be playing at the top of his game for Inter, and he is a player who can help us win.
What are the expectations for Mario?
He has already played a lot and he has a good future.
I think that he will play with the same quality as before.
He is a good player, he is always in the right position.
There is nothing wrong with his style of play, he can do it all.
He’s a very professional footballer, and his personality is the best.
We are very happy for him.
I believe that he can help our team to win.
He will be a player to keep a watch on.
What would you say to him if he wants to leave the Nerassi?
He is an amazing person, he loves playing for Inter.
He knows how to help others and has that special quality.
I would like him to stay at the San Siro, he will make the most of it.
He loves the club and will be the one who will lead us.
The best way to repay him is for him to be here at Inter, with a big team and a good atmosphere.
What is the next step for Mario Balota?
We will have to wait and see what the future holds for Mario.
We will try to sign him as soon as possible.