Belotti destined to join Milan: deal in Jannuary?

by | Oct 9, 2021 12:17

According to Tuttosport, Andrea Belotti won’t extend with Torino as he is looking for a move to Milan with the Rossoneri who could even sign him in January.

Il Gallo sees his current deal expire at the end of the season and Torino president Urbano Cairo has confirmed the striker is not willing to sign a contract extension with the Granata.

“He hasn’t signed and he probably doesn’t want to sign,” Belotti told reporters at the Festival dello Sport in Trento.

“I made an offer that went beyond my capabilities, but I can’t force him to do anything. I don’t think he wants to sign.”

Cairo: ‘Belotti doesn’t want to sign for Torino’

According to Tuttosport, the Italy striker is strongly considering moving to Milan with the Rossoneri who may need to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic in 2022-23 as the Swede’s contract runs out in the summer.

The Turin-based paper quotes many football agents who are convinced Belotti will join Milan as a free agent in the summer.

However, if the striker won’t extend his stay at the club, Torino could sell him in the winter transfer window.

According to the report, Torino can’t expect to cash in more than €5m or extend Tommaso Pobega’s loan deal, adding an option to buy.

Talks between the two clubs haven’t begun yet, but according to Tuttosport, Belotti is destined to join Milan.

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9 Comments

  1. MC Miker G

    I know some have their doubts, but I like Belotti – decent finisher, strong as an ox, willing runner and good at holding the ball. For me, he’s a far better CF than (say) Immobile. If Milan can get him for a reasonable fee, he’d be an excellent signing.

  2. Bruno

    He looked like a world-beater back in 2016/17 playing under Mihajlovic, banging in the goals (26 in 35 league games). As MC Miker G said, Belotti is a very solid all round player. His career has tapered off in recent years due to injuries, playing in very poor Torino sides which has lacked the quality to provide him with decent service. People criticize his Azzurri performances, but to be fair the player has never had a sustained run in the team; starting the odd game, being restricted to sub appearances and not having any time to find chemistry with his teammates.

    I hope that this move comes about because I have no doubts that Belotti will be rejuvenated and flourish fromthe creative talent which Milan now possess.

  3. Rossoneri

    Torino had it coming! They wanted over 100mil for him a while back. Instead of taking what was offered they played hard ball.

  4. Nick

    Feel a bit bad for Torino as we know fully well what the financial implications are of losing a player for free or next end of contract. Sadly that’s the football spectrum at the moment.

    Crazy if we got him for circa 5m when his mkt value is approx 30m. That’ll be a crazy piece of business!

    *Fan of the club
    *112 Serie A/EU goals, 25 assists in 271 games
    *Involved in 39 goals the last 2 seasons for a team low on creativity and often fighting relegation
    *proper striker-two footed, headed goals, acrobatic, workhorse, strong, could play 2nd striker
    *Azzurri int’l with 39 caps
    *peak age at 27
    *salary very affordable for Milan
    *perhaps no bidding war

    Need more fan players, Italians and Euro Cup winners playing for our club. Seal him up!!

  5. Nick

    Forgot about that @Rossoneri…very true. Could have got 80m at that time.

  6. Milan Fan

    Cairo should’ve sold him a few years ago. Milan even offered cash + players for a value of around 60m back then but he thought he could sell him for 100m which was ridiculous.

    Now he won’t get anything for him, Belotti is not the same player he was a few years ago, and Milan went a few years without a striker like him, so everybody lost something here.

    It was always his dream to play for Milan, like Tonali, and quality players like them are always welcome. He will be useful, specially if he can get back to his best.

  7. Rosario

    Belotti is not good enough for Milan. He very much was during the best season of his career so far, but that was over 5 seasons ago now. At Torino and when fit, he is their undisputed number one. Allowed to pretty much play every game in order to gain form. Not going to be like that as a move in January (nonsense) would effectively have him 3rd/4th choice.

    Belotti is a decent mid table-sh level striker who will give his all, but not the type of player to make the different at the top. The ship that was him potentially being THE Milan striker has long sailed.

  8. DB Milan

    Yep, good signing a few years ago. Now, he’s past his best and will just get in the way of players such as Pellegri. If we’re signing players because they are fans, we might as well stick Kobe Bryant up front.

  9. Dos Santos

    Sign him quicky

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