Former Manchester City and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has sealed a deadline day transfer to Swiss outfit FC Sion after coming to blows with head coach Vincenzo Montella.
The Italian striker was most recently representing Turkish side Adana Demirspor having joined them from Monza ahead of the 2021/22 season. He scored 19 goals in all competitions during his debut campaign with the Super Lig side however things have not gone to plan since.
He was involved in an incident with Montella after the 1-0 victory over Umraniye at the weekend. Balotelli appeared to make a comment to his compatriot – something that the former AC Milan, Fiorentina and Sevilla schemer took exception to.
Balotelli has penned a two-year deal with Swiss top-flight side FC Sion. On the signing, the current CEO of the club Barthélémy Constantin said: “Mario Balotelli will bring us a lot offensively since he comes out of a full season and arrives with us with confidence. He is the kind of striker we needed, with great determination. It is an honor to have him with us.”