Torino striker Andrea Belotti could be available on a free transfer next summer.
The need for Manchester United to sign a genuine answer to the striker position remains. Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani are great footballers, there’s no getting away from that. However, both are up there in age.
Back in April, ahead of the summer transfer window just gone, Manchester United were linked with a move to sign Torino forward, Andrea Belotti.
Obviously, said move didn’t materialise as United opted to bring Ronaldo home instead. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s ears may definitely have perked up at the latest piece of news on Belotti’s future…
The scoop comes from Fabrizio Romano, who took to Twitter to confirm that the reported 27-year-old United target will not sign a contract extension. Meaning the Italian could be available for free next summer.
Check out Romano’s tweet on the Belotti information here:
Belotti, aged 27, is right in the middle of his prime years and I don’t doubt that he’d come into this squad and improve us.
The Italian is proven on the domestic and international stage and on a free transfer, it’d be the perfect answer to replace the aforementioned Ronaldo and Cavani when they decide to move on or hang up their boots.
On a free, you aren’t going to find much better than Belotti. He’s scored goals galore season-in-season-out and I don’t doubt he’d adjust to the Premier League pretty quickly.
Obviously, the large elephant in the room remains Erling Haaland. The Norwegian should undoubtedly be our number one striker target. However, if we put in many more performances like yesterday, the young forward will be knocking United off his list of his potential next club pretty quickly.
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