The young Italian striker moved to City from Inter Milan before the
season and despite making headlines on and off the pitch at
Eastlands, he is committed to the English club. “For the time
being, I am happy in England,” Balotelli told Corriere dello Sport.
Balotelli, who is currently in Italy after helping City win the FA
Cup, has never hidden his love for AC Milan but insists that a move
to the Rossoneri is out of the question. “I compliment Milan for
winning the scudetto, but with regards to me, I am happy in
England,” he said. Balotelli’s agent Mino Raiola is confident his
client’s long-term future is at City, where he is under contract
until June 2015. “I’m 2000 per cent certain that Balotelli will
remain at Manchester City,” Raiola said. The 20-year-old finished
the Premier League season in good form and has been recalled to the
Italy squad for the Euro 2012 qualifier against Estonia on June 3
and the friendly against the Republic of Ireland four days later.
Balotelli was dropped for the victories over Slovenia and Ukraine
in March due to a violation of the team’s code of conduct. The
Italy international was sent off during a Europa League match for a
violent tackle on Dynamo Kiev defender Goran Popov.