Marseille – Marseille have accomplished the signing of Italy striker Mario Balotelli from their French rivals Good, the Ligue 1 membership confirmed on Wednesday.
Balotelli, 28, has signed for the previous European champions till the top of the season after being launched from the rest of his contract by Good and passing a medical on the Velodrome earlier within the day.
Balotelli netted 33 objectives in 51 league appearances for Good during the last two seasons, however leaves the Cote d’Azur membership with out having discovered the web within the present marketing campaign.
Having not featured for Patrick Vieira’s aspect since early December, Marseille coach Rudi Garcia has already dominated out any prospect of Balotelli beginning when Marseille play Lille on Friday night.
“I’ve all the time skilled, however alone, so I want a number of days coaching with the workforce and I will probably be nice, as a result of bodily I am match. I simply must get again into the rhythm of matches and coaching, that is all,” Balotelli stated at a press convention to announce his signing.
The upcoming arrival of the previous AC Milan, Inter and Liverpool ahead, who has scored 14 objectives in 36 video games for Italy, had been confirmed to AFP on Tuesday by sources near the deal.
Garcia stated this week that signing Balotelli was his “primary precedence”.
OM are at the moment seventh in Ligue 1 and have struggled for objectives after failing in an try to convey Balotelli to the membership final summer season.
Their principal strikers, Valere Germain and Kostas Mitroglou, have scored simply three league objectives every up to now this season, so that they want Balotelli to search out his toes shortly.
“At Good, this season began slightly badly, realizing that I used to be set to depart after which I did not go away,” Balotelli added.
“It was a problematic scenario, however I am going to recover from it. It wasn’t nice as a result of I wasn’t scoring objectives as a result of, in the long run, if I had scored, nobody would have stated something.”