Balotelli to leave Manchester City for AC Milan

Rome, Jan 30 (IANS/EFE) Manchester City and AC Milan reached an agreement that will send Italian international Mario Balotelli home to play for the Rossoneri, the acquiring club said Tuesday.

“Transfer agreement for Balotelli signed with Manchester City. Medicals tomorrow in Milan, then personal terms until 2017,” club director Umberto Gandini said on Twitter.

AC Milan will pay a transfer fee of 20 million euros ($26.92 million) to Man City, where the talented but volatile Balotelli was supposed to play through 2015, Italian media said.

The 22-year-old striker will reportedly receive a salary of 4 million a year in Milan.

Balotelli, who went to City in 2010 after a stint with Inter Milan, has scored only 20 goals with Manchester – which paid 22 million euros for the forward – and made the headlines in England more often for his odd behaviour than for his performance on the pitch.

–IANS/EFE

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