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Post by jibers Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:21 am

According to Sport.es, in June 2006, when Mario Balotelli was 16 years old, he had a trial with Barcelona that came very close to becoming a permanent deal. He played three matches with the Barca B Cadet team, scoring eight goals and wowing coaches, who gave the thumbs up to sign him, Sport says. But, even then things weren't easy when dealing with Mario.

His agent demanded more money than Barca were willing to pay ("far from the average figure for a player of his age"), so they ended up passing and Inter stepped in to meet Mario's demands -- an investment that proved to be worth it when Man City paid €30 million for him just four years later.

But it's enough to make you wonder what kind of influence Balotelli would have had Barcelona. Would the cloud of controversy that's hung over him at Inter and City destabilized Barca's happy trophy machine? Would he have thrown Leo Messi like a lawn dart? Sadly, we will never know.

Balotelli hasn't forgotten his time with Barcelona, though. After Italy's friendly against Spain on Wednesday, Balotelli crashed a TV interview with Thiago, who Mario trained with back in 2006, to announce that he is "the greatest."

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Post by BarrileteCosmico Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:34 am

According to Sport he was also very quiet and respectful. Surely that can't be Balotelli? Razz
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Post by zizzle Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:25 am

If Ibra was considered a trouble maker in Barca i can only imagine what they would make of Balotelli
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Post by Madvillain Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:17 am

Does anyone have a link to that interview he crashed?
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Post by Onyx Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:09 pm

Having had an unsuccessful trial with Barcelona at the age of 15, Balotelli was signed by Inter Milan in 2006 on loan with a pre-set price of €150,000 to co-own the player.In June 2007 Inter excised the option and purchased another half for additional €190,000.

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