Speaking in an interview with Téléfoot, Mario Balotelli praised Mamadou Sakho and invited him to join OGC Nice in January.
“I speak with him from time to time. I told him what a shame that a player like you is not playing. I have played with Mama, he is one of the best defenders that I have come across, he deserves to be playing every match, for the national team too. That is what is most important, he should leave. I will ask him if he wants to come to Nice! For January, that would be good.”