Adriano Galliani, the Monza CEO, insisted that ‘this is truly the last, absolutely last, completely the last chance’ he will give Mario Balotelli when he moves to the Serie B club.
, who is a free agent and was offered a contract by Vasco da Gama, has made the decision of joining the
division after waiting for months.
The 30-year-old has made a deal withMonza
, which are owned by
, and will reunite with a former AC Milan player Kevin-Prince Boateng.
I gave him a proper talking to, and told him this is truly the last, absolutely last, completely the last chance,
” Galliani said.
I do love Mario, he’s a player with the kind of technical and physical qualities that should’ve allowed him do so much more with his career.
“There were flashes of exceptional quality and I can’t understand why he can’t get even better. After all, he is only 30 years old
The deal he made is for only six months and the contract will be signed when Balotelli passes his medical next Monday. Berlusconi’s decision seems to be strange given the fact that he believed the striker was a ‘bad apple’ when he was at Milan.
The President is enthusiastic, he gave me the all-clear, I passed Mario over to him on the phone and they had a talk,
” continued Galliani.
The boy treated these talks like a friend. He accepted a lower salary with some variables that are based on performance, appearances and promotion intoSerie A
“His agent Mino Raiola also took no commission. Mario gave up a very important contract he could’ve had in Rio de Janeiro with Vasco da Gama
He’s been out of action for a while, so it will take a few weeks to get him into shape. Finotto tore his ACL, so we needed another striker and I found him in Mario Balotelli.”
When asked if the contract would be extended if Monza go to Serie A, he said: “
We’d both be happy for him to continue
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