French side Marseille have finally secured the signing of Mario Balotelli from Nice after agreeing to take on the remaining six months of the Italian striker ’ s contract , sources said on Tuesday.
The 28- year – old has a reputation of being difficult to manage but has played for clubs such as Inter Milan , Manchester City , AC Milan , Liverpool and more recently Nice , as well as scoring 14 goals in 36 games for Italy.
Sources told AFP that ‘ Super Mario ’ will undergo a medical on Wednesday, but would not be available for this weekend ’ s Ligue 1 game with Lille.
“Balotelli is our number one priority , ” Marseille coach Rudi Garcia said this week.
Marseille are seventh in Ligue 1 and have struggled to score after failing in an attempt to bring Balotelli to the Stade Velodrome in the summer.
The club ’ s two main strikers, Valere Germain and Kostas Mitroglou , have scored just three goals each so far this season . Balotelli netted 18 league goals from 28 appearances for Nice last term , but has failed to open his account in this campaign .