Mario Balotelli seeks divine intervention to end goal drought

London: Mario Balotelli, who has scored only once in the Premier League this season, is planning to visit a holy shrine where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared 31 years ago.

Medjugorje, in Bosnia-Herzegovina, became famous with football fans earlier this year when City manager Roberto Mancini made a pilgrimage there, while Manchester City was locked in a title battle with Manchester United, the Daily Star reported.

He later credited the Virgin Mary for winning the title.

Italian showgirl Raffaella Fico – pregnant with Balotelli’s baby – has also visited the place.

“It is very likely that Mancini will come with him,” a source said.