Hansen reckons Balotelli is much more hassle than he's worth and that City should get rid of him.
"He has become a damaging distraction at the Etihad Stadium and Roberto Mancini must shoulder the blame for allowing the situation to develop to the point where the player is beginning to affect the unity of the dressing room.
"When you are going for a title, Balotelli and everything that he brings with him goes against everything that you want down the final straight.
"If he performed like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or even Wayne Rooney, then the players would hold up their hands and let him get away with it. But Balotelli is not a world-beater, he is certainly not playing well at the moment and he is a huge distraction."