Balotelli to remain at Nice for 2018-19 season

The French outfit Nice have confirmed that the controversial Italian hitman Mario Balotelli to remain at the club for the 2018-19 season.

The Italy international joined the Ligue 1 outfit in 2016 on a free transfer, following a disastrous spell with Liverpool.

Over the past two campaigns, he has scored 43 times in 66 appearances for the club.

The 28-year-old striker future appeared in jeopardy when he failed to show up for the first day of pre-season training, leading to harsh words from manager Patrick Vieira.

Balotelli had been linked with a move to a plethora of clubs, including Marseille and Napoli, but the French side have confirmed he will remain with them for the remainder of this season.

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