Published On: Wed, Jan 2nd, 2013

Silvio Berlusconi feels AC Milan youngster is better than Manchester City star

AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi feels M’Baye Niang is a better player than Manchester City’s Mario Balotelli.

The 18-year-old Rossoneri striker has only made four appearances for the club since joining them from Caen in the summer, but has done enough to impress the former Italian Prime Minister.

“We sold [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva for monetary needs, but the others left for age reasons,” Berlusconi told Radio Mars.

“Our goal is to return as a big team in three years’ time, to start a new cycle with [Stephan] El Shaarawy – who is an extraordinary player – and Mattia De Sciglio, who will become a champion. Niang is better than Balotelli.

“We’re the team who won most international trophies, we are the most successful team in the world.

“I’m the most successful president in the football history, and in second place there is [former Real Madrid president Santiago] Bernabeu, who has a stadium dedicated to him.”

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