The pair became good friends at Inter Milan.
Former Manchester City forward Balotelli said: "The English press liked to talk about Mario, but I promise you Marko will make me looking like the most boring guy in the world.
"He is one of the funniest and craziest people I have ever met - there will never be a boring moment when he is around.
"In a few months the English journalists will be asking themselves Mario who?
"We do speak and are friends because we have to put up with similar things in the press.
"He told me: `Mario it is always so hard to get hold of you - why are you always changing your number.'
"I just laughed and told him after playing in England for six months he will see why.
"It is important to remember he is a very good player though. He has real strength and toughness about him - he will adapt very well to the English game."
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