Former Inter Milan and Italy international Mario Balotelli is set to join Brazilian club, Club de Regatas Vasco da Gama. Vasco Da Gama’s director of sport Fabio Cordella has confirmed that Balotelli agreed to join the club.
Mario Balotelli was a free agent after Brescia released him last summer. Mario Balotelli was a great striker in his prime. He has played for Liverpool, Manchester City, Inter Milan in his career. He has scored 151 goals in 383 appearances.
Fabio Cordella said, “He’d like to come here, don’t forget Vasco are the second club with most trophies in the world after Real Madrid.”
“I don’t think Mario needs to come to Rio to do stupid things, I think he has reached mental maturity.”
“Vasco are an institution against racism. I hope he can wait for us,” he added.
“Officially, we cannot sign anyone, but there were exchanges of mail and offers.”
“Formally, we agree on everything, we just have to formalise. I hope I can do it on January 15, Vasco need a player like Balotelli and he needs a club like Vasco.”
“For our fans he would be like [Diego Armando] Maradona.”
Vasco Da Gama is one of the oldest football clubs and also have a rich history. The club was formed by the Portuguese community of Rio De Janeiro in 1898. The club still has a huge fanbase. Mario Balotelli’s addition into the squad will surely add some firepower in the offensive part of the team.