Mario Balotelli set for Serie A return with hometown club Brescia

Homecoming for Balotelli

Mario Balotelli is set for a return to Italy with Serie A side Brescia, having left Marseille on a free transfer at the end of last season.

The controversial Italian has played for several teams in recent years.

Having left Serie A and Italy back in 2010 for Manchester City, Balotelli has struggled to settle at one club.

After leaving Manchester, the striker returned to Italy with AC Milan, spending one and a half seasons at the San Siro.

He then joined Liverpool in 2014, but only made 28 appearances before joining rejoining Milan on loan.

After that loan spell, Balotelli finally found some continuity at Ligue 1 side Nice, spending three years at the Allianz Riviera.

In that time, the Italian scored an impressive 43 goals in 76 appearances.

Lastly, Balotelli joined Marseille on a free transfer back in January of this year, but is now on the move again.

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 03: Mario Balotelli of Manchester City looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester City at the Boleyn Ground on November 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Returning to where it all began

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Balotelli has accepted an offer to join Serie A side Brescia.

The Italian was born in the region, and Brescia are his hometown club.

It’s said that Balotelli will earn ‘an annual base salary of € 1 million after taxes that could go up to € 3 million should he hit certain bonuses’.

The agreement supposedly came on Tuesday evening, despite interest from Brazilian side Flamengo.

Having returned to where it all began, Balotelli will be hoping to revitalise his career.

Safe to say, if he can perform to the best of his ability, the Italian is a striker to be feared.

 

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