Football: Liverpool seal Mario Balotelli transfer swoop
Published on Aug 26, 2014 12:01 AM
LONDON (AFP) - Liverpool completed their signing of AC Milan’s Italy striker Mario Balotelli on Monday.
The 24-year-old emerged as a target for Reds manager Brendan Rodgers last week and Liverpool had been locked in talks with the former Manchester City star’s agent since agreeing a reported £16 million (S$33 million) fee with Milan.
Those negotiations reached a successful conclusion on Monday and Balotelli’s move was confirmed just hours before his new club face his old employers City in a Premier League clash at Eastlands.
“Liverpool can confirm they have completed the signing of Italy striker Mario Balotelli, subject to registration,” a statement on the club’s website announced.
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