OGC Nice manager Patrick Vieira was asked in an interview with RMC about striker Mario Balotelli’s decision not to turn up to pre-season training, despite the fact that he is still under contract with the club.
“I am surprised yes, disappointed yes, because I think that Mario genuinely spent two great years at OGC Nice. It is a shame that things will finish in this way. If a player wants to leave, that is one thing. But it was important for him to come, to be here, to respect his contract and to let the two clubs discuss and find a way to finalise it all. Some players who are in similar situations are here for example.”
Mario Balotelli is expected to a make a move to Marseille in the coming days.