Mario Balotelli has given his first interview as a Milan player. “I ran to Milan. I wanted to play here for a long time.”
The striker flew in to Malpensa Airport this afternoon with Vice-President Adriano Galliani to complete his €20m transfer from Manchester City.
“As soon as I got the chance, I ran to Milan,” he told Milan Channel ahead of his medical in Busto Arsizio.
“I had wanted to play here for a long time, but was at other clubs, so I didn't have the opportunity. Papers talked, but I knew I'd play for Milan eventually. The start of this season was negative, but with this jersey I will do better.
“I made some important choices, so I hope they can make Milan great and make me great too. I just want the fans to love me and for me to repay that love...”
SuperMario has always confessed to being a Rossoneri supporter, despite starting his Serie A career at rivals Inter.
Think you know your Italian football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG's tipster competition - £5,000 monthly.