Mario Balotelli revealed his mum ‘cried’ when she found out he was signing for his hometown club Brescia.
The ex-Liverpool and Man City striker put pen to paper on a three-year-deal with the Serie A side and his mum was said to be beside herself upon hearing the news.
The 29-year-old reportedly rejected a move to Brazilian club Flamengo because he is keen to reclaim a spot in the Italy squad ahead of Euro 2020.
He has made 36 appearances for Italy but has not featured since September.
Brescia, who were crowned Serie B champions last season, are playing in the Italian top flight for the first time since 2011.