Manchester United’s first season under Jose Mourinho was a successful one. The Red Devils scooped two major pieces of silverware and the manager will be looking to build upon that going into his second season in charge – in particular, he’d like to improve on our sixth-placed league finish.
One name linked with a potential Old Trafford move is Andrea Belotti. The Italian burst onto the scene at Torino this season, having found the back of the net a mightily impressive 28 times across all competitions.
His exploits have also been recognised by the Italian national team over the last twelve months, whom he has three goals for.
Now though, Torino’s club president Urbano Cairo has spoken out on a potential move away for the 23-year-old, and his intentions are clear. As you’d expect, the Serie A side wants to keep hold of one of the hottest strikers in the country.
However, they could be powerless if an overseas club meets his supremely high release clause.
I’m not thinking about selling Belotti. Belotti is my player, we only renewed his contract recently. Our objective is to keep him,” said Cairo, as per the Daily Mirror.
“After that, there is a release clause that would make me obliged to sell him, providing someone came in with 100m euros from abroad.”
“Let’s see. I haven’t talked to him yet because he is currently with the national team. We will see how things go, but our intention would be to keep him.”
In Great British Pounds, Belotti would cost Manchester United around £87million which is a colossal amount of money. For me, it would be a huge gamble to splash such an amount of cash on a player who has only been finding the back of the net regularly for the last twelve months or so.
That’s not to say that he doesn’t have the ability to become one of the best in the world. I’d just like to see him scoring a hatful of goals for at least another season or two yet before we make a move.