- Mario Ballotelli was involved in a public spat with the Brescia club president
- The Italian striker was earlier denied entry into the team’s training ground
- Reports have it that the player is now on the verge of returning to the club
Controversial Italian star Mario Balotelli is on the verge of returning to his club Brescia amid public spat with owner Massimo Cellino.
Balotelli's issues worsened at the Italian League club after being denied entry to the club's training ground.
The 29-year-old forward risks becoming clubless as his Serie A employers are considering severing ties with him following his failure to attend several training sessions.
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A move that frustrated the owner of the outfit Massimo Cellino and the process of termination is in progress but Balotelli's efforts to join other teammates in training were refused.
About two weeks ago, it was gathered that the former Manchester City attacker was turned back by security officials who were manning the training ground.
However, latest reports have it that the player is on the verge of rejoining his Brescia team-mates to finish the Serie A season.
The charismatic striker is currently in the midst of a very public war of words with the Italian club, with Brescia's hierarchy taking legal action against the 29-year-old and his outspoken agent Mino Raiola.
A statement from the club read: “It is important to underline that, apparently, this extended inspection will happen following the false and slanderous accusations of irresponsible people, published this morning in the media.
“On this specific issue, we have instructed our lawyers to take action against those who made these false accusations.
“Brescia wish to clarify that we respected the medical protocol to the letter and even privately hired a full-time specialist (at real expense) to deal with any possible health emergencies linked to COVID-19.”
Legit.ng earlier reported that Italian striker Mario Balotelli has released a photo of himself performing the Black Power pose supporting the Black Lives Matter protests in the United States.
Hundreds of thousands have thronged the U.S. streets to condemn the death of George Floyd who died in the hands of policemen in Minneapolis.
The protesters are calling for justice for late Floyd who had a knee pressed into his neck for more than eight minutes while being detained by a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, and eventually died in Minneapolis on Monday, May 29.
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