Italian Serie A side, Brescia football club is trying everything within his means to get rid of Mario Balotelli who they signed in August 2019. His contract with the club is meant to expire in 2022 but the club can no longer wait that long to part ways with the Italian international.
The 29-year-old forward has played in some of the best leagues in the world including the Premier League, the Italian Seria A, and the French Ligue 1. In all the clubs of all the leagues he has played in, he has always ended up in trouble at the clubs.
Before he arrived at Brescia, which happens to be his childhood club, Mario Balotelli has played for Inter Milan under Roberto Mancini. But when Mancini was replaced by Jose Mourinho, reports of the misbehaviours of Balotelli on and off the field began to fly everywhere. He was suspended from the club before Mancini, who had been made the manager of Manchester City then, brought him to City to have a fresh start.
Unfortunately for the career of the extremely talented Balotelli, he began to display his ill-character in training and even on the field. Mancini couldn’t take it again and had to let him go. The out-of-favour Italian striker returned to Inter Milan and didn’t last 18 months at the club before he joined Liverpool football club. His arrival at Liverpool was a failure from the first season, hence, he had to return to Inter Milan on loan.
While on loan, Liverpool failed to sell him and Inter Milan failed to make his loan deal permanent, hence, he had to move to Nice football club in France on a free transfer when his contract with Liverpool expired. Afterwards, he crossed to another French Ligue 1 club Marseille less than a season before he returned to his hometown to play for Brescia in August 2019.
Mario Balotelli at Brescia
Since he joined Brescia, he has only managed to score 5 goals in 19 appearances. The most parts of his stay at the club have been overshadowed by controversies to the extent Brescia president, Massimo Cellino, said he regretted bringing him to the club.
According to the club president, Balotelli has refused to show up for training since the Italian government gave clubs permission to commence team training. The club had even gone as far as offering the player a consensual termination of his contract, but Balotelli allegedly refused to accept it. Yet, he sent a medical certificate to the club, to prove that he is suffering from gastroenteritis.
But that excuse was not enough for the club as the Italian Serie A club has served the Balotelli’s lawyer Mattia Grassani a letter to notify him that the services of the player at the club would be terminated.
Now, the contract tussle between Balotelli and Brescia would have to be settled by an independent arbitration panel where the player is set to submit a claim of wrongful termination.
Unfortunately for Brescia, the Italian Serie A is set to resume on June 20 and their first match is on June 22. The club will have to go through this tissue amid battling relegation and trying to keep their players and staff safe from the coronavirus pandemic.