Italy striker Mario Balotelli has joined Marseille on a six-month contract, the French club said on Wednesday.
Sources told ESPN FC on Tuesday that Balotelli would join on a short-term deal after leaving Nice.
The source added that Balotelli, whose contract with Nice has been terminated, is expected to be in Rudi Garcia's squad on Friday when they face second-placed Lille in Ligue 1.
"I know the Marseille fans expect a lot from their players," Balotelli said in his first news conference as a Marseille...
Italy international Mario Balotelli is set to join Marseille until the end of the season, a source close to the player has told ESPN FC.
The deal, which will cost Marseille €3 million, does not include an offer for next season. However, Balotelli could receive an additional one-year proposal if he plays well and OM can clear room for him in the squad.
According to the source, the former Inter Milan and Manchester City forward is in the city for a medical, which will take place on Wednesday.
Olympique de Marseille's poor run continued as they were held to a 1-1 Ligue 1 draw by fellow strugglers AS Monaco in a tense atmosphere at the Stade Velodrome on Sunday.
"Officials, coach, players, you are the shame of Marseille," a banner read in the South curve of the stadium after OM were knocked out of the French Cup by fourth division Andrezieux a week ago.
Marseille are ninth in the standings on 28 points, five points below third place, but they have not won in their last eight games in all...