AC Milan striker Robinho has welcomed the signing of Mario Balotelli and believes he will be a success upon his return to Italy.

The Italian frontman has completed his move to the San Siro having undergone a medical at AC Milan yesterday, as he finalised his departure from Manchester City.

Balotelli left rivals Inter Milan for Manchester City, before going on to claim a Premier League winners and FA Cup medal.

Speaking prior to Balotelli's arrival, Robinho said: "Balotelli is a great player and will definitely help the squad.

"We are happy he has arrived and we are all going to welcome him. Let's hope he does well for Milan."

Robinho, a former Manchester City player himself, is confident that Balotelli will add something to the team and is expecting AC Milan to push on with their season.

"There's enthusiasm in the changing room and we're getting better. There are still plenty of games to go and every three points will help us move up the table.

"The beginning of the campaign wasn't good, and once more the Italian league is proving to be difficult.

"But at the moment we're experiencing a good run of form in this crucial point of the season, and with 16 games to go anything is possible."

Balotelli has signed a four-and-a-half year deal with AC Milan, taking him to the end of 2017.

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