Brescia have confirmed the signing of Mario Balotelli on a “multi-year” deal with the striker set to be officially presented at the Stadio Mario Rigamonti, a club statement revealed.
Balotelli, who was released by French side Marseille in June, has signed a three-year deal with the newly-promoted Serie A side.
The 29-year-old reportedly rejected a move to Brazilian club Flamengo because he is keen to reclaim a spot in the Italy squad, ahead of Euro 2020.
The return to italy after three years was also made possible by Balotelli’s determination and enthusiasm to return to Brescia, the city where he grew up and stood out for his physical and technical skills.
Brescia were crowned Serie B champions last season, and will be playing in the Italian top flight for the first time since 2011.
Balotelli’s last appearance in Serie A came in 2016 when he spent a season-long loan at AC Milan, while under contract with Liverpool.
Balotelli has won three Serie A titles, as well as the Premier League with Manchester City in 2012.