Mario Balotelli and his pregnant girlfriend Raffaella Fico are seeing another crisis in their relationship. The couple have yet to reach an agreement over the birthplace of their baby.
Mum-to-be Raffaella Fico is expected to give birth on Christmas day. But where should the baby be born, in Italy or England?
Although Balotelli is officially an Italian footballer, he appears to be more than comfortable in England, where he has a lucrative contract with English Premier League giants and defending champions Manchester City FC.
His showgirl girlfriend Raffaella, with whom he broke up earlier this year, is also a proud Neapolitan from Campania, to be precise.
With the couple already being heavily linked with the Italian territory, it would make sense for the child to be born in his mother’s homeland.
Nevertheless, should that happen, Balotelli can be sure to miss his son’s birth.
Taking into account the fact that Man City have Reading, Sunderland and Norwich City to face in the EPL between December 22 and December 29, going on paternity leave in Italy would just not look right for the 22-year-old.
But for Raffaella Fico, the idea of leaving her family and loved ones only to welcome her first baby in Manchester, England, is no less than unpleasant.
Unsurprisingly, the Italian media is closely following this saga. Therefore, all we can do is wait for further breaking news concerning Super Mario and his pregnant girlfriend.
In the meantime, we challenge you to make a bet and tell us where Raffaella Fico will give birth!