Balotelli has been linked with Napoli this summer.
“I told him how good it is to play here," Criscito told RMC Sport after his Grifone presentation this afternoon.
“We joked about it, but I don't think he'll be back in Italy. I don't know what his choice will be, but he earns a lot and not many can afford him, I don't think."
Criscito admits the departure of Mattia Perin is a blow.
“We're losing a great goalkeeper in Perin. Despite his injuries, Mattia is among the best in the world. He's impressed me in the national team."