MARIO BALOTELLI is poised to reject Barnsley for Brazil – by signing a cope with Vasco da Gama.
Mario Balotelli seems to be set to affix Brazilian facet Vasco de GamaCredit score: EPA
However Balotelli has now renewed ties with Rio-based Vasco, who sought to signal him earlier within the 12 months.
Vasco sporting director Fabio Cordella mentioned: “Mario Balotelli at Vasco da Gama will not be a dream, however pure actuality.
“We’re working collectively together with his agent, Mino Raiola, to try to deliver considered one of world soccer’s finest gamers to Brazil.
“Mario is more and more satisfied by our challenge, and the thought of shifting to one of many world’s most fascinating leagues fills him with enthusiasm.”
Balotelli despatched Vasco a video message final weekend, which incoming president Leven Siano posted on Instagram.
The striker says: “I wished to go with the brand new president of Vasco, Leven, and director Fabio Cordella. See you quickly.”
Cordella added: “That video happy me significantly, and it proves that Mario is already in our world.
Balotelli has not too long ago been coaching to maintain up his health with Italian Serie D membership Sporting FranciacortaCredit score: EPA
“He’s an distinctive and sincere lad, and right here in Brazil he’ll be capable to play a number one function as soon as extra.
“We tried to persuade the outgoing president, Alexandre Campello, to deliver Mario to Brazil for the tip of November – however he did not need to accomplish that.
“So every part has been put again to January.”
SunSport beforehand excluisvely revealed how the Italian bad boy was supplied to the Tykes when contact between Balotelli’s agent and Oakwell co-chairmen Chien Lee and Paul Conway was made.
Either side had been initially within the transfer earlier than Balotelli’s enthusiasm to play within the Championship cooled.