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After a nomadic career of controversy, Mario Balotelli has gone back home.

Balotelli has signed a “multi-year contract” with newly promoted Brescia after his deal with Marseille expired, and will return to Serie A with his hometown club after an absence of three years.

Balotelli was born in Palermo but moved to Brescia at the age of two and his adoptive family still lives there, although his father died in 2015.

“My mum cried initially when I told her that I might be going to Brescia … she was very happy,” Balotelli said at his first news conference as a Brescia player on Monday. “My father was from Brescia, he supported the team, and

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