It’s no secret that Arsenal are interested in Torino’s striker Andrea Belotti. But who isn’t?
The latest reports in England suggest that Arsenal are linked with fresh move for Andrea Belotti.
The Italy international was signed by Torino in August 2015 from Palermo for a fee of 8.4 million euros. The 27-year-old has a contract until 2022 with the club.
The striker has banged in two goals in seven matches for Torino this term on all fronts.
The 27-year-old is considered to be one of the best strikers in Italy. Belotti has also left his mark at the international stage after netting 12 goals in 39 senior appearances for the Italy national team.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Arsenal.
Mikel Arteta wants to sign a new striker and Belotti is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
The Italy international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of striker Arteta wants to target next summer.
The Gunners are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
Andrea Belotti is a traditional number nine, having all types of finishes in his locker. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.
According to the report, “The Italy international is Torino’s captain, but this could be his final season with them. It seems he is unlikely to renew his contract with the club he has represented since 2015. According to Calciomercato, three clubs are in the running to take him as a free agent ahead of next season. Arsenal are reportedly rivalling AC Milan and Inter for the forward, who will have turned 28 years old by the time of negotiations. Belotti has consequently made his way onto the shortlists of all three clubs as they plan for the next few years. Arsenal will be hopeful of luring him outside Italy for the first time in his playing career. However, Calciomercato warn that they would not be his first choice destination. Instead, Belotti would favour a move to AC Milan, because he has supported them throughout his life. But if Milan cannot agree terms with him, he will have a choice between their biggest rivals or Arsenal.”
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Arsenal will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Belotti to join the club.
Good signing for Arsenal?
Undoubtedly, he would be a fantastic recruit for Arsenal.
A striker of Andrea Belotti’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Arsenal squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Arteta’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his attacking department.
It will be interesting to see if Arsenal make their move for the 27-year-old next summer.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.