Former Manchester City and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has signed for Serie B side AC Monza on a deal until the end of the season, the club announced on Monday evening.
Balotelli, who has been without a club since leaving Brescia, trained with Serie D side Franciacorta in November.
Monza also have the likes of ex-Tottenham and AC Milan midfielder Kevin Prince-Boateng in their squad.
Balotelli has had a turbulent career since bursting on the scene as a talented teenager at Inter Milan in 2007, winning the Champions League, three Serie A titles, the Coppa Italia and Italian Super Cup with Inter, for whom he scored 28 goals in 86 games.
The 30-year-old striker also won the Premier League and FA Cup with Man City, scoring 30 goals in 80 matches.
Balotelli, who has scored 14 times in 36 appearances for Italy, played for his hometown team Brescia last season but couldn’t do anything to stop them from being relegated to second-tier Serie B.
In a statement, Monza said: “To reinforce Monza comes Mario Balotelli, who signed a contract until 30/6/2021.
“The striker number 45 is the active Italian player who has the most goals with the national team, 14, in 36 appearances. He also scored the decisive goal in Italy’s last victory at the World Cup, Italy-England 2-1 on June 14, 2014.
“He boasts 141 appearances with 52 goals in Serie A, and 36 Champions League matches with 10 goals.”
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By FARPost Reporter