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Agent of Man City's Balotelli threatens to find new club if mistreated

Mario Balotelli's agent has threatened to eventually find his client a new club if he continues to be mistreated in England.

The Italian striker is facing a four-match ban for an alleged stomp on the head of Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker in Sunday's 3-2 win at Etihad Stadium but his representative, Mino Raiola, believes there is a movement against Balotelli.

Raiola has claimed the players innocence for the incident and says he could force a transfer at City if this kind of persecution goes on any further.

"Mario can't be banned for four games," he told Radio Radio.

"He wasn't balanced and there was also a push from (Luka) Modric.

"It is not an intentional foul because Mario doesn't want to hurt anyone, he didn't see Parker, that's all.

"I want to be balanced but I'm worried because when English players are involved in more serious things, nothing happens, whereas when foreigners are involved, such as Balotelli or (Vincent) Kompany, they were treated harder.

"If I find that there is something strange against Balotelli, my duty is to protect and then take him away.

"In this case I would speak with City, I'd ask them Balotelli's price and would look for the best team for him, as there are only six or seven teams he can play for.

"I talked to Mario who said he is happy to stay in England, but he does not understand certain things and they sadden him."

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