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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Football : Mario Balotelli moves to AC Milan

Mario Balotelli moves to join AC Milan from Manchester City for an initial fee of 22m euros (£19m).

Milan reached an agreement with City on Tuesday and Balotelli will sign a four-and-a-half-year contract, subject to passing his medical. Balotelli says "I'd wanted to play for Milan for such a long time".

Manchester City signed Balotelli from Inter Milan for £24m in 2010 and he scored 30 goals in 80 appearances for the club. He helped City to the Premier League title last season, but has managed only three strikes in 20 matches this time round.

But for all his talents Balotelli was a serial "nutter", very skilled, but with a lot of gowing up to do. And with all the baggage that he brings to a club - in the end his problems outweighed his talent.

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