MARIO BALOTELLI was refused access to Brescia’s training ground this morning as his relationship with the club soured further.
Footage from an Italian journalist showed Balotelli walk up to the club’s entrance before being told he had to leave.
It is reported that ex-Man City striker Balo was turned away because his medical certificate was not valid until tomorrow.
Players need this in order to train, according to onefootball.com.
This latest incident follows claims that Balotelli, 29, had been sacked by the club following a bust-up with president Massimo Cellino.
It was reported that his contract with Brescia was set to be terminated at the end of the 2019/20 campaign.
But according to Football Italia, he has now been given his marching orders after missing ten days of training.
La Gazzetta claim no legal action will take place as the agreement was reached with Balotelli’s lawyers.
Balotelli returned to Italy to join home town club in August 2019 after stints with Nice and Marseille.
The 29-year-old racked up five goals in 19 Serie A appearances for Diego Lopez’s side.
But he caused a stir when he started missing training sessions when lockdown restrictions were eased.
He put his absence down to stomach problems, but reports revealed he was spotted training alone.
Owner Cellino recently spoke of how he has been left “disappointed” by the maverick forward and that his transfer was a “mistake”.
Speaking to BBC’s World Football programme, he said: “I think we both made a mistake.
“I thought that coming to Brescia, which is his town, would commit him very much.
“At the same time, I think he was handled the wrong way by my previous coach [Eugenio Corini].”
Brescia’s first Serie A game back after the coronavirus break will be against Fiorentina on June 22.
By: Sam Morgan
Title: Mario Balotelli denied entry to Brescia training before hitting out at reporters due to issues over medical certificate
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/11817744/mario-balotelli-denied-entry-brescia/
Published Date: Tue, 09 Jun 2020 10:13:30 +0000