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Agent: Balotelli worth £200m

July 2, 2012
By ESPN staff

Mario Balotelli's agent has valued the Manchester City striker at a mammoth £200 million following his exploits at Euro 2012.

Mario Balotelli
PA PhotosMario Balotelli scored three goals at Euro 2012 to help Italy to the final

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Italy international Balotelli scored three goals at Euro 2012 as his side reached the final - where they lost 4-0 to Spain - including a brace in the last-four clash against Germany.

City have made clear that they have no intention of selling Balotelli, but that has not stopped his representative pricing him up at more than double the £80 million fee Cristiano Ronaldo moved to Real Madrid for in 2009.

"The way I see it, he's worth what the market wants," Mino Raiola told Sky Sport Italia, "but remember that Balotelli is in a team that does not need to sell and therefore he has no price. If I really had to give him a value, I would say £200 million. I am crazy? Go and ask the club what their price would be.

"They have always said I'm crazy but, in my opinion, at 21 the boy still has potential to be one of the best in the world. At the moment, after these Euros, he is surely one of the best in Europe."