Italian football striker Mario Balotelli has been fired by his club in Brescia after he stopped training for ten days.
Reports in Italy on Saturday morning claimed that Brescia owner Massimo Cellino sent a letter to the controversial footballer demanding the termination of his three-year contract with the club, after he failed to show up for training when restrictions were lowered. lock up.
The 29-year-old former Manchester City and Liverpool player was hired Brescia until 2022, following a £ 160,000-a-week deal he signed with his home club in August 2019.
It has been announced that his contract with Brescia will end at the end of the 2019/20 campaign. But according to Football Italia and Gazzetta dello Sport, the contract with the club has already been terminated.
The newspaper Repubblica also claimed that Cellino and Balotelli, who earn £ 877,000 a year in Brescia, also made a financial deal.
Speaking in a recent interview with the BBC, Cellino acknowledged regret for signing Balotelli who scored five goals in 19 games for the club.
He said: "I think we were both wrong," Cellino told the BBC's World Cup.
I thought coming to Brescia, which is his city, would compromise him a lot.
“At the same time, I think my former coach [Eugenio Corini] managed it badly.
"He doesn't show up for training, he doesn't seem very committed to, say, the club's future." That's the problem.
“Balotelli has a Series A contract, but he doesn’t have a Series B contract. So if they leave us, Balotelli will no longer have a contract.
"Balotelli obviously doesn't like to stay in Italy anymore because he doesn't."
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