Mario Balotelli posts emotional message to AC Milan fans on Instagram

After completing a sensational £16 million transfer from AC Milan to Liverpool on Monday, Mario Balotelli has posted an emotional goodbye message to his AC Milan fans on Instagram.

The 24-year-old Italian striker became the Liverpool’s ninth signing of this summer transfer window, has thanked his A.C. Milan fans, staff and teammates for having good times during his tenure at San Siro.

Balotelli wrote, As I am about to enter a new chapter, I would like to thank @acmilan fans who have shown incredible loyalty and faith in me. I also want to thank the great staff who have shown exceptional patience and guidence over the years. Most importantly, I want to express endless gratitude to my teammates who supported me on and off the pitch, just like my family does.”

“Your camaraderie will be forever appreciated, as I’ve learned so much from you all. I leave Milan with sadness, but know that I will still make you all proud going forward. #FORZAMILAN!!!! #ThankYouMilan – I’m forever grateful “