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Andrea Belotti

Andrea Belotti

Manchester United have reportedly contacted Torino regarding the signing of Italian hotshot Andrea Belotti this summer. According to ESPN, United have called Torino to register their interest in the player and a move could be possible this summer.

Manager Jose Mourinho is said to be keen on adding a striker to the squad as Zlatan Ibrahimovic has not yet signed a contract with the club. This has prompted Jose to plunge into the transfer market for the signing of a goal scoring beast and it looks like United have identified Belotti as their man.

The report also claims that senior figures at United have discussed the Italy international with their Torino counterparts, who secured the player to a new contract — tying him to the club until 2021 — as recently as December.

Torino president Urbano Cairo revealed at the time that Belotti had negotiated a €100 million release clause in the contract, applicable only if the player moves to a club outside Italy.

Andrea Belotti has scored an amazing 27 goals in 34 games and has also registered 6 assists. His performances have been incredible for Torino and he has caught the attention of a lot of top clubs in Europe. The fact that Belotti is only 23-years old makes him a really attractive proposition.

United have somehow survived Zlatan’s absence by playing Rashford up front and fortunately, the incredibly talented young boy has shown the strength and maturity to handle the pressure of playing for Manchester United up front.

Though Martial is capable of playing up front and scoring goals, has been deployed on the left-wing and hence it looks like United might need a proved goalscorer to carry them forward next season.

Belotti could be the man to do it, as his goal scoring record for this season reads mighty impressive. The only question that needs to be raised is if the striker would be able to adapt himself to the demands of the English Premier League. If Belotti can do that, then Manchester United would have a really young and dynamic striker in their hands next season.

The amount of money involved would be extremely high but that shouldn’t be a problem for Manchester United as the club’s financial strength is second to none.