Mario Balotelli has joined French club Nice on a permanent deal from Liverpool, the English club have confirmed.
The Italy striker was cast aside by Jurgen Klopp and was left with no choice but to find a new club upon his return from a loan spell at AC Milan.
“Liverpool Football Club can confirm Mario Balotelli has joined French club OGC Nice on a permanent deal,” Liverpool confirmed on their website two hours to Wednesday’s transfer deadline.
“The Italy forward, who moved to Anfield in August 2014, has finalised a deadline day switch to the Ligue 1 side.
“Balotelli made 28 appearances and scored four goals for the Reds following his transfer from AC Milan, where he returned last term on a season-long loan.
“Everybody at Liverpool FC wishes Mario the best of luck in his future career.”