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According to the player's agent, Mino Raiola, Mario Balotelli is a “golden boy”.

Manchester City forward Mario Balotelli has always been labeled as the “bad boy” of Italian football, but according to his agent this is simply not true.

Mino Raiola believes the former Inter starlet is often misunderstood and that an experience abroad will do him good.

Mario is no bad boy,” Raiola told Deejay Football Club.To those who don't know him, I would like to say that Mario is a golden boy and he has got a big heart.”

Raiola, who is also the agent of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, is the man behind the transfer of the 20-year-old player to Manchester City.

To be honest, I thought that to a boy with his temper and experience abroad would have been incredibly useful,” noted the agent.

I spoke to Inter and they agreed with me so we started the negotiations.”

Just recently, Raiola had also stated that Balotelli should now focus on recovery from his injury and then show his real worth with the Citizens.

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