The agent of Keita Balde has urged Lazio fans not to compare him with Hernanes.

Hernanes left last week for Inter Milan.

"After the departure of Hernanes there's been a bit of trepidation," Ulisse Savini told Radio Radio.

"Nobody was quite sure how the lad would react given his newfound responsibility. But I've known him for a long time and knew he wouldn't have any trouble.

"Hernanes and Keita are two very different player and shouldn't be compared.

"The lad has a contract with Lazio until 2017, and everyone's happy with the agreement that's in place at the moment."