Inter Milan ace Samuel Eto'o warns Manchester City target Mario Balotelli to 'sort his head out'

Cameroon international offers advice to hot-headed youngster...
Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto'o has warned his current team-mate, and Manchester City target, Mario Balotelli he must control his temper if he is to fulfill his potential.

City are said to be close to tying up a £25 million deal for the temperamental teenager, with Inter keen to let the starlet leave following a string of fall-outs with team-mates, supporters and former coach Jose Mourinho.

Cameroon international Eto'o, himself notoriously tempestuous, has admitted Balotelli could become a star in the Premier League if he can keep his emotions in check.

"He [Mario Balotelli] has the potential to go on and be one of the best players in the world, but he must sort some things out in his head," Eto'o told the Daily Star Sunday.

"The older players at Inter Milan have always tried to advise him. I am not sure how successfully but, if he is to be a success and not waste his career he must listen to the players at Manchester City. This is the chance for a fresh start."

Balotelli is widely regarded as one of the most promising youngsters in Italy, with many believing he is the man to lead their next generation of stars.

However, despite only a short career in the Inter first-team so far, controversy has surrounded the outspoken youngster and if a move to Eastlands does occur he'll be aiming to let his football do the talking.

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