The 22-year-old has struggled for the Premier League champions this season, notching just one goal in 14 appearances, while he was also involved in a training ground bust-up with manager Roberto Mancini at the beginning of January.
Balotelli has been linked with a move back to his homeland, with AC Milan and former club Inter linked - and Prandelli has tipped the youngster to progress to the top of the game.
|5.50||Mario Balotelli is 5.50 with bet365 to score the final goal in Man City's game against Fulham|
"If he's able to turn all this into the motivation to give his all for the full 90 minutes every game, he can become one of the top five players in the world. I think that he can achieve this."