Balotelli joins Marseille on free transfer from Nice

Author: Guardian
Mario Balotelli displaying his jersey after signing for Marseille

Mario Balotelli has joined Marseille on a six-month contract after leaving Nice, the French club have announced.

The 28-year-old has yet to score a league goal this season after netting 33 from 51 Ligue 1 games in his two previous seasons at Nice. 

“When this happens, the striker is responsible for the situation but sometimes there are external factors,” Balotelli told a press conference. “I was supposed to leave at the beginning of the season, then I didn’t leave … but I will make up for it.”