Balotelli is Gone! Man City Star Heads to AC Milan

The striker's set to make a 19.5 million transfer.

Paul Tamburroby Paul Tamburro

After much speculation surrounding 22-year-old Mario Balotelli's future with Manchester City, it has been revealed today that he is on the verge of completing a £19.5million transfer to AC Milan, back to his home country of Italy.

The two clubs are reportedly on the brink of agreeing upon the deal, which will see Balotelli put on a 4-and-a-half year contract and picking up £180,000 a week.

Balotelli's move was confirmed on Twitter by Milan director Umberto Gandini, who wrote: "Transfer agreement for Balotelli signed with Manchester City. Medicals tomorrow in Milan, then personal terms until 2017 signing."

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini had previously been keen to dismiss the supposed rumours concerning Balotelli's future with the club, with reports circulating yesterday that he had already held his leaving party in preparation for moving back to Italy.

Balotelli made a mark on Premier League football during his time at Man City, if not for his footballing prowess then for his charismatic personality. Dividing opinion with his actions, Balotelli nonetheless became one of a few footballers who was liked by supporters outside of the club he represented.

Yesterday we counted down his top 5 most controversial moments, which you can read by clicking here.

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