Transfer: In-form Italian snubs Premier League and pens new deal for Serie A outfit

Belotti would not have done too bad at Premier League


Andrea Belotti has emerged as a new sensation in Italy as the young forward has been in sublime form for both club and country. Several top Premier League outfits have repeatedly shown interest for acquiring his services; but as per latest reports, Belotti has penned a new long term deal with his current side Torino.

The 22 year old striker joined the Bulls last season from Palermo for a fee around €7.5 million. However, he had a decent debut campaign and netted 12 times in 36 appearances altogether. His talent was supervised by the then Torino boss  Giampiero Ventura who handed him his senior international debut after being appointed as new Azzurri boss following the departure of Antonio Conte. Belotti, who previously represented Italy in U19, U20 and U21 levels, has netted thrice in five international appearances so far. Also, he is currently enjoying a great run of form scoring 10 times in 13 Serie A matches this term and kept his side in the hunt for a European spot.

Belotti is an old-fashioned centre-forward, muscly and has a prominent goal-poaching intent. The highly talented youngster caught the eyes of several Premier League big guns including Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Everton and Tottenham Hotspur who were reportedly chasing to land the striker in upcoming winter transfer window. But his suitors will have to break the bank now as he has signed a new long term deal that includes a €100 m buyout clause and will run until June 2021.

As per earlier reports by Italian media, Belotti has been valued €51 m by Torino amidst the interest from Premier League teams, particularly Manchester United as Jose Mourinho’s men are in desperate need of a turn around after an improbable inception of their new campaign. But all speculations have come to an end now as the forward has opted to stay in Turin and fight for a place in Europe.


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