Manchester City are said to be plotting a move for the services of ruthless young Italy striker Andrea Belotti, according to recent mutterings in the British media.
The Mirror reported on Monday evening:
Manchester City join race to sign Andrea Belotti as Torino president says his £86m buy-out clause is too cheap
The 23-year-old striker has been one of the smash hits of the Italian league season. He just can’t stop scoring goals.
He made his debut for Italy in 2016 and has hit three goals in just five games for the Azurri. And his club form has been even more impressive.
In just 27 games this term he has scored 24 goals to springboard Torino up the league. His breakthrough season for the club, last year, saw portents of his scoring from as he eased his way into the side with 12 goals in 36 games.
Belotti started his career at Albino Leffe before transferring to Palermo in 2013 for just 500,000 Euros.
He spent three impressive seasons there before moving to Torino for the grand fee of 7.5m Euros. But, if his form continues apace, that fee will be dwarfed by the next transfer. And while the release clause of 86m Euros seems unrealistic, Manchester City would surely have to spend upwards of 50m to attain the services of one of the top young talents in world football.
With Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero already in the Manchester City ranks TFF feels that there would have to be a big departure before such a deal could happen.
Manchester City fans: can Belotti hold a candle up to Aguero?