Mario Balotelli has graced the Premier League for seemingly the last time as tonight Nice announced their signing of the controversial Italian from Liverpool.
Undoubtedly talented, Balotelli has played for some of the biggest clubs in Europe during his career but due to his somewhat volatile personality and a lack of interest at maximising his potential, he has moved from one club to another looking for a permanent home.
It now looks like explosive forward has found it in one of the most picturesque parts of France in Nice. Not a bad decision, Mario..
— OGC Nice (@ogcnice) 31 August 2016
Mario Balotelli’s Premier League career for Liverpool:
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— Squawka Football (@Squawka) 31 August 2016
Liverpool fans are mostly delighted with the news, with some believing that Balotelli has wasted his opportunities whilst others are backing the player to succeed in France.
— Gav D (@gavla2411) 31 August 2016
Balotelli on a free is still paying over the odds by Nice.
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) 31 August 2016
No transfer fee from Nice for Balotelli but #LFC haven’t had to pay him off, which had been the fear.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) 31 August 2016
If you hate Balotelli, you proper love playing chess
— Conrad McCormick Jr. (@mccormickkonrad) 31 August 2016
Balotelli’s landed on his feet there, going to Nice. Loves the high life him – All the best.
— Mo (@Mo_Liverpool) 31 August 2016
Balotelli done and dusted then and not before time. Waste of time and money that should never have even been considered in the first place.
— Dan McLaughlin (@Dan23_92) 31 August 2016
I think we’re probably the first club not to get our dough back on Balotelli.
And he didn’t even do anything remotely funny. ??
— Paul Anderson (@PaulAndo1987) 31 August 2016
— El Scouse (@elscouse) 31 August 2016
Balotelli joining Nice on a free is basically Nice giving us £5m because that’s what his wages save us!
That’s nice #LFC
— Jurgen Brodinho (@Brodinho) 31 August 2016
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