Mario Balotelli has moved to the Italian Serie B Monza team on a free transfer.

The Italian striker has been without a team since leaving Brescia at the end of the 2019-20 season.

– Serie A on ESPN +: Stream LIVE games and reruns (US only)

The ambitious Monza was promoted to Serie C champions last season and belongs to former AC Milan and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who has signed Balotelli twice for the Rossoneri.

They sit in ninth place in Serie B and are led by former Milan midfielder and boss Cristian Brocchi. Among his teammates in Monza, Balotelli finds Kevin-Prince Boateng and Gabriel Paletta, whom he played in Milan.

Balotelli began his career at Inter Milan, where he won the Serie A title three years in a row and the Coppa Italia and Champions League title in 2010 as part of the Treble. That year he also won the Golden Boy Award for Europe’s best young player.

That summer he moved to Manchester City and won the FA Cup and Premier League titles before moving to Milan and returning to the Premier League with Liverpool.

After a season at Anfield, he moved to Milan again on loan before moving to Nice in 2016. After a short stay in Marseille, he returned to Italy with the home club Brescia, but could not prevent relegation.