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Agent: Materazzi to blame for Balotelli Man City move

The agent of Manchester City signing Mario Balotelli says Marco Materazzi is to blame for his client's departure from Inter Milan.

Balotelli completed a transfer for an undisclosed fee to Manchester City last night and the recriminations have already begun.

"When did I understand his rapport with Inter was over? After Materazzi beat him up at the end of the Barcelona game. Mario forgave him, but I didn't," Mino Raiola told the Corriere dello Sport.

"Ivan Cordoba's words pre-season didn't help him either. Inter should've protected him: when you have a talent like this you should help, especially as he doesn't have the same strong character as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and is still only 20 years old."

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