Mario Balotelli has said his goodbyes to both Liverpool and our supporters as he edges closer to joining AC Milan.
The 25-year-old, who joined us from the Italian club last summer, is set to return to the San Siro after just twelve months on Merseyside – as reports on BBC Sport confirm.
Balotelli, who will be hoping to propel himself back into contention for Italy’s Euro 2016 squad, scored 30 goals in 54 appearances during his first spell with the club. However, he failed to recreate that form during his time at Liverpool, scoring just four times in all competitions last year – with only one goal in the Premier League.
He wished us well for the future and thanked us for the opportunity to return to England, where he previously played with Manchester City. However, he signed off in true Mario style, and left us in no doubt about where his loyalties now lie.
Thanks for the memories Mario – it’s a shame that the gamble didn’t work out.
You can see his full message below: