Turkish Super Lig side Besiktas set to be Mario Balotelli's saving grace away from Brescia
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Turkish Super Lig side Besiktas set to be Mario Balotelli's saving grace away from Brescia

Former Italy international Mario Balotelli has reportedly been offered an impressive deal that could potentially lead him to Turkish Super Lig side Besiktas according to several reports.

The Sun claim that £43,000-a-week is the offer on the table for Balotelli to revive his career elsewhere following challenging time with current club Brescia.

Balotelli who has turned 30 [August 12] has two years left in his current contract, set for expiration in the summer of 2022.

The journeyman had reportedly been dropped by the club in June following his clash with Massimo Cellino, the club's chief.

Italian transfer expert Nicolo Schira claims Besiktas have opened talks with his super-agent Mino Raiola and will be hoping to reach an agreement soon.

Not too long ago reports alleged that Brescia were planning to end their association with the controversial player at the end of the 2019/20 season but he was eventually suspended after he failed to pitch for training sessions.

Furthermore, he attempted to rejoin his teammates days later and had to be shown out of the gate by the club's security personnel. 

Balotelli registered five goals in 19 appearances, that certainly calls for a change and perhaps Besiktas could be his saving grace.

Recently speaking to BBC's World Football programme, Cellino expressed: "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]."