Mario Balotelli, Italian striker, set to join Brescia on a three-year deal

Mario Balotelli, Italian striker, set to join Brescia on a three-year deal

- Mario Balotelli is now on the verge of joining Italian Serie A club Brescia

- The ex Manchester City striker left Marseille after the end of last season in France

- He scored eight goals for Marseille in 12 League games before he left the club

Italian striker Mario Balotelli has reportedly turned down a move to join Brazilian club Flamengo and he is now set to team up with Brescia on a three-year deal.

The former Manchester City forward recently left Marseille and has been discussing a deal to join Brescia since he left the French club.

According to the report on Guardian UK, Mario Balotelli is on the verge of agreeing a deal which will make him return to Italy since the 2015-16 season when he played for Milan.

Brescia were promoted from Serie B to Italy's topflight last season after winning the division one point ahead of Lecce.

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Balotelli joined Marseille in January this year, and scored eight goals in 12 League appearances before he left.

He started his professional football career at Lumezzane and played for the first team twice before having an unsuccessful trial at Barcelona.

Balotelli earned his first cap for Italy in a friendly match against Ivory Coast on August 10, 2010, and amassed over 30 caps for Italy national team.

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Premier League side Newcastle United were reported to be interested in signing Mario Balotelli before he joined Marseille.

Newcastle United wanted to sign the Italian striker in their quest not to relegate last season in the Premier League, but Balotelli rejected the move to join them.

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