Manchester City seal Mario Balotelli deal


Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini believes Mario Balotelli will have no trouble settling into his new surroundings at Eastlands after completing the signing of the Italy international from Inter Milan.

The 20-year-old has penned a five-year contract with City and is believed to have cost in the region of £22million after one of the longest running transfer sagas of the summer was finally completed on Friday evening.

Balotelli has a colourful reputation, but Mancini said:"Balotelli is a young guy and he is a good guy. Like all the young men, sometimes his behaviour is not good. But it is wrong to say he is not a good man. I don't believe he will have a big problem.

"In one or two years he could become one of the best players in the world. He is one of the best players of his age in Europe and I am very happy to be working with him again. I know Mario very well. I put him in the first team at Inter when he was 17.

"He can play right wing, main striker or second striker. He is a fantastic player and he can improve purely because he has changed countries.

"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 he will be a big hit with the City fans."

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