Mario Balotelli agrees to join second-tier Monza for rest of season

Mario Balotelli agrees to join second-tier Monza for rest of season

Mario Balotelli has signed for the Italian second-division side Monza for the rest of the 2020-21 season.

The former Manchester City and Italy striker has been a free agent since leaving his hometown club Brescia in June and the 30-year-old will link up with another former Milan player, the midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng.

Balotelli’s turbulent career has involved stints at some of Europe’s biggest clubs, also including Internazionale and Liverpool. He won 36 caps and scored 14 goals for Italy.

Monza, who earned promotion to Serie B last season, were bought by the former Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi in 2018, three years after they were relegated to the fourth tier because of bankruptcy.