AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani believes that Mario Balotelli is the club's answer to Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi.
The Italian international netted a brace on his debut for the Rossoneri to give them a 2-1 win over Udinese at the San Siro on Sunday.
Balotelli joined the Serie A outfit on transfer deadline day from Manchester City, and Galliani has compared the 22-year-old to Barcelona star Messi.
"His signing gives the perception that we have returned as a great Milan," Galliani told ESPN.
"This Milan, in attack, is similar to Barcelona. We don't have Messi but we have Super Mario Balotelli."
Balotelli has 16 caps for Italy.
Adriano Galliani: 'Mario Balotelli is like Lionel Messi'
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