Speaking in an interview with Cadena COPE, Malaga Sporting Director Francesc Arnau revealed that his side were offered the opportunity to sign Mario Balotelli and revealed why OGC Nice were the side in the end to sign the Italian.
“Balotelli was an option for us. His salary was astronomical, his agent was not aware whether or not clubs could pay it. He went to Nice because they have a strong project financially, with new owners who have invested. There was absolutely no chance of bringing him here.”