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"Balotelli would be like Maradona"-Vasco Da Gama's sport director

Mon 30 November 2020 | 16:58

Vasco Da Gama's sport director revealed that the club have reached an agreement with Mario Balotelli.

Vasco Da Gama's sport director revealed that the club have reached an agreement with

Mario Balotelli

.

Balotelli, 30, has not played in any official competitions for nearly nine months. The last time Balotelli played in an official match was in

Brescia

in March, Before the closure of Serie A due to the Coronavirus. 

Brescia

was relegated to 

Serie B

 at the end of the 

2019–20 Serie

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 season. the automatic renewal option of his contract was not activated, and the contract was ultimately terminated after Balotelli repeatedly missed training.

Balotelli

has played for Inter, Liverpool and Manchester City and now looks set to leave for Brazil.

"

He'd like to come here, don't forget Vasco are the second club with most trophies in the world after Real Madrid,"

Fabio Cordella said.

"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 continued.

"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."

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