Saturday March 16 2019
Drogba: 'I told Balotelli to join Marseille'

Didier Drogba reveals he urged Mario Balotelli to join Olympique Marseille. “I told him it’s a club that will be good for you.”

The Italy international made the move from Nice in January and has made a sensational impact, scoring five goals in seven competitive games.

“I am very happy for Balotelli, especially because we talked about it for a while before he went there,” Drogba explained to the Ligue 1 site.

“I told him: ‘You have this opportunity, so take it, because it’s a club that will be good for you.’ And now Mario is really doing well. He’s started scoring again and I am happy.”

However, those goals have not yet been enough to win Balotelli a place in the Italy squad.

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