Selling Inter striker Mario Balotelli to Manchester City is an advantage for everyone - Marco Materazzi

Stopper claims selling starlet is right for all parties...
Inter defender Marco Materazzi believes selling Mario Balotelli is a good deal for all involved in the move as the striker prepares for life with Manchester City.

Balotelli is on the verge of joining the Premier League side, all that remains is the final agreement followed by an official announcement.

Both Massimo Moratti and Ernesto Paolillo made clear the hitman was free to go, and Materazzi, who had a heated argument with the starlet towards the end of last season, feels it is for the best.

"A mistake to sell Balotelli? Arriving at this point it could be an advantage for everyone," Materazzi told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"What do I mean by 'arriving at this point'? Well if he has chosen that agent [Mino Raiola] then it means he did it to leave Inter.

"And, Inter paid zero for him, and they are selling at €35 million (£29.2m), they have made a choice based on the accounts balance."

Yet despite the huge profit, 'Matrix' feels president Massimo Moratti is feeling reluctant to sell the hitman.

"I am sure that Morratti is selling him unwillingly because he has always been his first fan.

"I am also sure that Mario [Balotelli] will be crying on the day he has to say goodbye to us."

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