Balotelli shows up for training, gets sent home

Balotelli shows up for training, gets sent home

There has been a lot of tension between the Brescia hierarchy and Mario Balotelli, and it was recently reported that the club has terminated his contract because he was not showing up for training, but when he did that today, he was sent back home.

The former Manchester City striker was diagnosed with gastroenteritis and that has been reported as the reason for missing training.

As Balotelli walked away, following a brief conversation with a club employee, he is reported to have said to media, "now say that I don't want to train".

It represents a further setback in the deteriorating relationship between player and club, with Brescia having stated last month that they are keen to move Balotelli on.

A mutual termination deal drawn up by the club has already been rejected by the player, with president Massimo Cellino saying the deal to sign him was a "mistake".

The 29-year-old scored five goals in 19 league games for the club before Serie A was suspended due to Italy's coronavirus outbreak.