Manchester United Football Club have apparently submitted a bid of around £62million for Andrea Belotti of Torino. That’s according to Tuttosport, translated by The Metro. However, the report adds that the bid has been rejected, with the Serie A side holding out for his £88m buyout clause.
Belotti is apparently on Jose Mourinho’s shortlist of strikers, after an impressive 26-goal haul in 35 appearances last season – whilst playing for Torino who struggled for the most part.
It seems as though the club have turned their attentions elsewhere, despite some reported interest in Alvaro Morata of Real Madrid. However, that deal has apparently stalled.
The Red Devils are obviously in the market for a new striker, following the news that Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Old Trafford contract will not be renewed, and in my opinion, Belotti would be a fantastic addition.
This is a young man who has time on his side at just 23 years of age, and if he hits the ground running, he could well go on to have a long and successful career at the Theatre of Dreams.
However, United will have to considerably up their offer if they want to get any deal done for the Italy international, and if the report is true, they are around £26million short at the moment. Hopefully, all parties can come to some sort of agreement before the transfer window is over.