Mario Balotelli is set to move to AC Milan tomorrow in a deal worth £22m. The 22-year-old striker will sign a four-and-a-half year deal if he completes his medical at the San Siro.
Milan director Umberto Gandini said:
Transfer agreement for Balotelli signed with Manchester City. Medical is tomorrow in Milan, then personal terms until 2017 will be signed.
The Milan website has already started selling Balotelli shirts and there is not expected to be any hold ups in getting the deal finalised. It brings to an end Balotelli’s two-and-a-half years at the Etihad Stadium and allows him to start afresh.
Balotelli scored 30 goals in 74 games (49 starts), averaging a goal every 145.5mins. Last season, after Tevez had gone awol, he scored 12 in 21 games, before going to the European championships and impressing greatly. The man has some serious talent, but a move was in his and the club’s best interests.
I wish Mario all the success in the world.