Mario Balotelli Joins Milan
Super Mario makes Milan move official
AC Milan have acquired Mario Balotelli from Manchester City in a deal reportedly worth 20 million euros, to be paid in several installments. The Italian bad boy will be under contract until 2017 and has taken a pay cut to join the Rossoneri.
Super Mario is a lifelong fan of AC Milan, and once donned the famous red and black stripes while plying his trade with eternal rival Inter. Hopefully his love of the club will temper the attitude and quell the antics.
This is a massive signing for Milan, and not just financially. At his best, Mario can score goals for fun and could play a big part in the bid to secure Champions League football next season. At his worst, Balotelli can divide locker rooms, infuriate managers and leave fans scratching their heads.
One thing is consistent and that is the investment being made in youth. It has paid off with youngsters like Mattia De Sciglio and Stephan El Shaarawy, and the Rossoneri will be wise to continue building a young, pacey and technically gifted core.
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January 30th, Milan: A riot started today after more than thousand fans rushed to the restaurant where Mario Balotelli was dining. Riot police were brought in. You have to see this video