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Balotelli free to leave in January: Brescia

Reuters/Rome
Filed on December 3, 2019
Brescia's president Massimo Cellino holds a jersey with Mario Balotelli during a press conference in Brescia (AP file)

Last month, Balotelli threatened to walk off the pitch after suffering racist abuse during a Serie A match against Hellas Verona

Italian striker Mario Balotelli can leave Brescia on a free transfer in January as his game is not suited to a relegation scrap, the Serie A club's president Massimo Cellino has said.

The former Manchester City and Liverpool forward has struggled to find form since joining Brescia in August, scoring two goals in eight league appearances.

Last month, Balotelli threatened to walk off the pitch after suffering racist abuse during a Serie A match against Hellas Verona. 

"Mario is sad because he is unable to play his game," Cellino said on the Italian television programme Le Iene.

"Fighting for survival in Serie A requires a huge sacrifice and perhaps he thought it would be much more simple.

"In January, he can leave on a free. In this moment, he needs to choose which road is best for him."

 


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