Milan’s Mario Balotelli proud to have played part in Man City title success
Mario Balotelli says he is proud to have played a part in Manchester City's title success after sealing a move to AC Milan
Mario Balotelli has revealed he is “proud” to have been part of Manchester City’s Premier League title success after completing his move to AC Milan.
The 22-year-old finalised a £19m switch to the San Siro outfit on Thursday morning, penning a four-and-a-half year deal at the seven-time European champions.
“For sure I will remember my brilliant team-mates, the manager and all the supporters,” Balotelli told City’s website.
“They are the best, they were great with me and I will always have a very special place in my heart for City, it’s a great club with a great future.”
He added: “I think to win the Premier League was a very special moment, and I am proud to have been a part of that.”
Balotelli scored 30 goals in 80 appearances for the Citizens after completing a £24m move to the Eastlands outfit from Inter Milan in 2010.
And the Italy international revealed that he said goodbye to his City team-mates before their stalemate against Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday.
“Yes, I said goodbye to everyone at the meal in London before the game at Queens Park Rangers. It was a very emotional for me,” he added.
“I spoke with Roberto before I went to speak to the players. We spoke for some time about lots of things. He was sad, and I was too. But it was a good conversation. I love Roberto, he has been very important for my career, and I will always thank him for having trust and faith in me.
“Being at City was an important part of my life and career. I needed to grow up like a player and as a person and it has been a very good experience for me.”