Torino boss Sinisa Mihajlovic has admitted that the club may struggle to hold on to Andrea Belotti this summer.
Andrea Belotti has been in sensational form this season, and has already bagged 23 goals in the Serie A so far. Naturally, his lethal nature in front of goal has attracted interest from some of the biggest clubs on the continent, and a transfer battle for his services is set to ensue come summer.
Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester United are reportedly the frontrunners in the pursuit for the 23-year-old’s signature, with both the clubs ready to trigger the €100 million release clause in the player’s contract.
And now, as per Torino manager Sinisa Mihajlovic, his star forward may very well end up leaving the Italian outfit for a bigger club in the summer transfer window, if the interested parties successfully cough up the humongous transfer fee.
Speaking to reporters, Mihajlovic revealed: “Everyone loves Belotti for a very simple reason.
“Against Udinese, for example, he didn’t waste time celebrating his equaliser, instead rushing to get the ball back to the centre so we could aim for a 3-2 victory. This attitude of his fires up the others and that is why he is appreciated not just by the Toro fans, but all those who love football. He’s an old-fashioned centre-forward.”
The former Milan and Sampdoria manager then spoke about the Italy international’s future at Torino, and claimed: “I think he’d like to stay, but there are many factors involved here. I certainly hope he’ll stay here as long as I am the coach. If someone arrives that will pay the release clause, then there’s nothing we can do to hold him back.”