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Mario Balotelli unveiled at Brescia as he completes emotional return to his hometown club

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.

Speaking at his first news conference on Monday, Balotelli says, 'My mum cried initially when I told her that I might be going to Brescia ... she was very happy.'

Balotelli arrives at Brescia on a free transfer after his contract with Marseille expired.

His last spell in Italy was a miserable one as he struggled with injury and scored only once in a season-long loan at AC Milan before returning to Liverpool in 2016 and moving immediately to France, resurrecting his career first with Nice and then at Marseille.

The 29-year-old Balotelli adds: 'I have zero fear of failing ... I'm fine, very calm.'

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