Liverpool’s struggled to sell Italian striker Mario Balotelli for the past year, having an unsuccessful loan spell at AC Milan last season.
Without finding a suitor earlier, it seemed he could’ve been frozen out at Anfield, but he’s now found a club on the last day of the window.
Liverpool’s official site confirmed the transfer.
“Liverpool Football Club can confirm Mario Balotelli has joined French club OGC Nice on a permanent deal,” read the statement.
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,” concluded Liverpool officially.