Mario Balotelli Signs with Hometown Club Brescia

Mario Balotelli in 2019 with Marseilles. Photo by Alfonso Jimenez/Shutterstock (10159002x)

After a whirlwind career that has seen him play for some of Europe’s biggest clubs and get involved in a handful of controversies, Mario Balotelli is going home.

The polarizing Italian striker has signed a deal on a free transfer with Brescia Calcio, the club from his hometown of Brescia in the north of Italy.

The world-famous striker was linked to a big-money move to Brazilian club Flamengo in recent weeks but reportedly decided to sign with the newly-promoted Serie A squad due to a desire to break into Italy’s squad for the Euro 2020 tournament next summer.

Balotelli has already managed to play for Inter Milan, Manchester City, AC Milan, Liverpool, Nice, and Marseille despite only being 29 years old. The mercurial striker has never been able to stay for a long time at any club due to dust-ups with managers and disciplinary problems that have prevented him from ever realizing his true potential.

The striker scored 8 goals in 25 matches with Nice and Marseille in France’s Ligue 1 last year.

He’ll now have a chance to return home and get his career back on track with a newly-promoted team that will surely look to Balotelli as its main offensive weapon. Could this be the move that he needs?