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Balotelli signs for City

Mario Balotelli

Mario Balotelli

Manchester City is delighted to announce that the signing of Mario Balotelli from Inter Milan has been completed for an undisclosed fee.

The striker, who celebrated his 20th birthday on Thursday, completed his medical this lunchtime before putting pen to paper on his five-year contract at the City of Manchester Stadium.

Roberto Mancini, who worked with Mario during his time in charge at the San Siro, said: "I think that Mario is one of the best players of his age in Europe, and I am very happy to be working with him again. His style of play will suit the Premier League, and because he is still so young there is a big chance for him to improve. He is a strong and exciting player, and City fans will enjoy watching him."

The Palermo-born frontman faced the Toure brothers during his first senior international appearance earlier this week, but he will not be available for City's first game of the season at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

Keep checking mcfc.co.uk for an exclusive interview with Mario later on Friday.

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