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Last Updated: Wednesday, 23 January 2008, 21:54 GMT
Bianchi completes switch to Lazio
Rolando Bianchi
Rolando Bianchi has failed to settle in the Premier League
Rolando Bianchi has joined Lazio on loan from Manchester City until the end of the season with a view to a permanent move.

The 24-year-old Italian struggled to settle since signing for City in an 8.8m move from Reggina in the summer.

Bianchi also complained about the English lifestyle, and boss Sven-Goran Eriksson agreed he could leave.

City confirmed the move and indicated he will be available for this weekend's Serie A fixture against Torino.

606: DEBATE

Lazio are 14th in Italy's top flight, two points clear of the drop zone and will be hoping for a boost with the arrival of Bianchi, who has scored five goals in 24 appearances.

Bianchi paved the way for his departure by issuing a statement on his personal website.

He said: "I want to thank the City fans from the bottom of my heart.

"They have welcomed me with open arms and made me feel like one of them. I will take in my heart their passion and their attachment to the team.

"I would also like to thank Mr Thaksin Shinawatra, his family and all the people at the club for giving me the possibility to play in a beautiful and riveting tournament such as the Premier League."



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