Belotti Transfer: Arsenal Join Race For Serie A Striker

Juventus' Daniele Rugani in action with Torino's Andrea Belotti.

REUTERS/Giorgio Perottino

Arsenal have joined the race for the services of Torino forward Andrea Belotti, according to reports in England.

Andrea Belotti has developed into one of the most lethal strikers in all of Europe, and he has already bagged 27 goals in 35 appearances for Torino in all competitions so far, 25 of which have come in the Serie A.

The player’s lethal nature in front of goal has attracted the interest of numerous top clubs from all across the continent, and a major transfer battle is very much on the verge of ensuing at the end of the ongoing campaign.

According to reports from ESPN earlier this week, Manchester United were the frontrunners in this transfer pursuit, as the Red Devils had already initiated direct contact with the senior figures of Torino in order to enquire about the possibility of a summer transfer.

However, the Jose Mourinho and co. have now been overtaken by their Premier League rivals Arsenal, who have gone all out to lure the Italy international to the Emirates this summer.

As per the Daily Star, the Gunners are already set to meet the release clause in Belotti’s contract by launching a bid worth £80 million for the 23-year-old, as Arsene Wenger continues to look for a goal-getter to lead his strikeforce.

Arsenal reportedly sent their top scouts to watch the youngster in action this weekend, as Belotti fought hard for Torino in their derby clash against Juventus, which finished with the scoreline of 1-1.

Arsenal may currently be a step ahead of Manchester United in getting this deal done, but given the Old Trafford outfit’s financial resources and Mourinho’s hunt for a striker to replace the injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic, this exciting transfer race is far from reaching its climax.


Written by Kunal Kambli  

An introverted grammar pedantic who worships football and loves writing about it. Part of the BlameFootball team since 2016.

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