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Manchester City's Mario Balotelli is Man to Watch

Man City’s latest signing Mario Balotelli is the man to look out for this season and we predict the Italian will – one way or the other – become a household name in Britain either through his football skills or controversial off-the-field antics.

High-profile bust-ups with former manager Jose Mourinho ensured the 20 year-old striker dubbed ‘Super Mario’ is rarely out of the papers.

For the past two seasons in Italy, he was often the victim of racial abuse by rival fans and after a poor performance in April was almost attacked by his own supporters.

Two months later, he received a police warning after being caught firing a pellet gun in Milan.

His profile suggests he is an unpredictable wild child, but Balotelli insists he’s turned a new leaf and will be on his best behaviour in Manchester.

He said: ‘As far as I know there is no racism in English football. But there were two or three incidents in Italy that were bad. I hope I don’t have them again.’

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