Wednesday July 10 2019
Official: Balotelli leaves Marseille

As expected, Olympique Marseille have confirmed the departure of Italy striker Mario Balotelli.

Balotelli joined Marseille in January on a contract until the end of the season and scored eight goals in 15 Ligue 1 appearances.

However, the French side are clearing the decks, starting with former Roma boss Rudi Garcia making way for Andre Villas-Boas.

“The striker’s position needs filling, since Mario Balotelli will not continue his adventure with L’OM,” President Jacques-Henri Eyraud told L’Equipe.

The 28-year-old was reported to police on Monday for paying a local bar owner €2,000 cash to drive a moped into the sea.

West Ham United have been linked with bringing the former Milan and Inter hitman back to England.

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