Balotelli to join Brescia

Source:AFP Published: 2019/8/15 16:48:42

Mario Balotelli is poised for a return to Italy with newly promoted home town team Brescia, according to multiple reports on Wednesday.

Balotelli, who was born in Sicily but adopted and raised just outside the northern city, is set to sign a three-year deal with the Serie B champions ­after being released by Marseille in June, Gazzetta della Sport and Sky Sport Italia reported.

Gazzetta said the deal was worth roughly of 3 million euros ($3.3 million) including bonuses a season to the Italian international.

The 29-year-old has reportedly rejected a move to Brazilian club Flamengo as he pushes for a place in the national team as Euro 2020 approaches.

Balotelli, who has 36 caps for Italy, has not featured on the international stage since September as Italy coach Roberto Mancini said he was not playing at a high enough standard.

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