‘Balotelli to Vasco done, but..’

Vasco Da Gama’s director of sport Fabio Cordella claims the club have reached an agreement with Mario Balotelli but the deal can’t be formalised yet: ‘He would be like Maradona for our fans.’

Balotelli, 30, played his last competitive game with Brescia on March, before the lockdown in Italy and the suspension of Serie A because of Coronavirus.

He terminated his contract with Brescia before the end of the last campaign.

Vasco Da Gama’s director of sport Fabio Cordella has claimed he has reached an agreement to sign the former Inter, Liverpool and Manchester City striker.

“He’d like to come here, don’t forget Vasco are the second club with most trophies in the world after Real Madrid,” he said.

“I don’t think Mario needs to come to Rio to do stupid things, I think he has reached mental maturity.

“Vasco are an institution against racism. I hope he can wait for us,” he continued.

“Officially, we cannot sign anyone, but there were exchanges of mail and offers.

“Formally, we agree on everything, we just have to formalise. I hope I can do it on January 15, Vasco need a player like Balotelli and he needs a club like Vasco.

“For our fans he would be like [Diego Armando] Maradona.”


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