Brescia president Massimo Cellino has revealed Mario Balotelli can leave the club on a free transfer in January as his game is not suited to a relegation scrap.
Balotelli has struggled to impress since joining Brescia in August having only netted two goals in eight league appearances. Last month, the former Manchester City and Liverpool forward threatened to walk off the pitch after suffering racist abuse during a Serie A match against Hellas Verona.
"Mario is sad because he is unable to play his game. At this moment, he needs to choose which road is best for him," he told.
"Fighting for survival in Serie A requires a huge sacrifice and perhaps he thought it would be much simpler.”
Balotelli's contract with the Italian side is set to expire in the summer of 2022.