Bizarrely, OGC Nice President Jean Pierre Rivère revealed last night on RTL that new striker Mario Balotelli consulted with experienced squad member Mathieu Bodmer before deciding to join Les Aiglons.
“We needed a striker, and we were being offered average strikers that cost a lot of money. Balotelli made enquiries through Bodmer. From that moment, I thought that things looked good. It is not because we succeeded with Ben Arfa the first time, that we will succeed the second time. That would be too easy. We will see.”