“Nice was a technical decision," his agent Raiola told Premium Sport. “We had alternatives in England, Spain, Germany and Italy, but Mario is happy.
“Football is too serious. In life there is no such thing as a final destination when you're willing to get back in the game.
“Mario is focused on Nice, although the Italian national team is always on his mind. There is great warmth here, it's the perfect environment for Mario. We've chosen an ideal technical project for him."