Obinna played alongside Balotelli at Inter Milan and has no doubts the City striker has the temperament to turn his career around in England and regain the form which saw him become such a big superstar at the San Siro.
Obinna said: "He is a friend of mine and we chat all the time. He has such quality. He is one of the best young forwards in the world with all the talent.
"In football, you also need to add other aspects as you get older and he will do that when he gains even more experience. People need to give him time and he will deliver."