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Balotelli gets the boot from Puma!

AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli has signed a new boot deal with German brand Puma, reports, The Italy international joins a host of top soccer stars on the brand's endorsement roster, such as Sergio Agüero, Cesc Fàbregas, Marco Reus and Radamel Falcao. He will wear Puma's evoPOWER Stampa FG line of boots.

"This is a great move for me," said Balotelli.

"From the early conversations I had with Puma it was clear that they understand me, my personality and my ambition. The product and marketing plans they have developed are very exciting and I will be proud to be associated with everything I have seen."

According to Puma, Balotelli is a "key signing" for the brand who will "become a key asset" in its "brand and football communication over the coming years".

The 23-year-old will also "play a significant role" in promoting Puma's ongoing partnership with the Italian Football Association (FIGC).

"Puma's support for the Italian national team was another instrumental reason for me signing this contract and I am sure that the coming years will bring many good things for us all," Balotelli added.

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