Mario Balotelli leaves Monza team-mates stunned in training as club chief insists striker joined 'with best intentions'

MARIO BALOTELLI's new club has warned him: You're drinking in the Last Chance Saloon.

The former Manchester City and Liverpool madcap recently joined Italian Serie B minnows Monza.

Balotelli had been a free agent since leaving relegated Brescia during the summer.

He is due to play his first game in over nine months as Monza host league leaders Salernitana tomorrow.

The 30-year-old has shed almost a stone in training, and agreed to live close to his new club.

Balo has also accepted a £220,000-a-year salary – a fraction of his £100,000-a-week wages while at Anfield.

Monza managing director Adriano Galliani previously worked with the Italy striker during his time at AC Milan.

Galliani said: "Mario has joined us with the best intentions – and now it all depends entirely on him.

"He seems highly motivated, and there is no doubting his ability.

"When he was at Milan in the 2013-14 season his goals kept us going in the Champions League.

"Here at Monza the coach and the other players tell me that, whenever he gets on the ball, he is different class."

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