Balotelli joins AC Milan

Controversial footballer Mario Balotelli has left Manchester City in a deal which sees him join AC Milan for around £17m.

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Balotelli celebrates goal-scoring debut for AC Milan

Mario Balotelli netted for his new team in the first half against Udinese. Credit: REUTERS/Giorgio Perottino

Mario Balotelli has celebrated his return to Italian football with a goal on his debut for AC Milan at the San Siro.

The former Manchester City striker, who began his often-controversial career at city rivals Inter, netted in the 25th minute against Udinese in the Serie A match.

Balotelli's parting shot at British press, weather and food

Mario Balotelli aimed a parting shot at life in England during preparations for his first game as an AC Milan player.

Asked at a press conference what he had not liked about England, he replied: "The press first. The weather. The food. The way that you drive."

He said he had few happy memories of his experience in England, including: "My team mates, my manager. That's the good things."

And the player did not rule out a return to England at some point in the future:

"To be honest, the Premier League is an amazing league and I think it's the best, and the crowd and the pitches. .. so I don't know for the future if I could go back or not."


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