Enoch Balotelli (right) and Mario Balotelli
Salford City have signed the brother of Manchester City and Italy striker Mario Balotelli, Enoch, on non-contract terms.
City are ninth in the Northern Premier League First Division North.
The 20-year-old forward, who had trials with several English clubs including Stoke last season, told BBC Sport: “I am more than happy to join Salford.
“I just want to play football. I trained with them last night, I enjoyed it, so I signed.”
Chairman Darren Quick told BBC North West Sport: “He’s been training with us and he’s signed for us, subject to international clearance.
“It’s great for Salford. We hope he can play a few games for us and he can use it as a stepping stone to find a level more suited to him.
“I’ve not met him but I’m told he’s a really nice lad and a really good footballer.
“We play a decent standard of football but some lads don’t want to drop to that level.
“These things can work for both parties. We might get a few more through