Torino manager Sinisa Mihajlovic has revealed the transfer value of the Manchester United target, Andrea Belotti.
The Italian striker has been tipped to replace the released Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the Old Trafford.
But Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho has made the signing of Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid his priority signing, but reports claim Man United will still pursue two strikers as Real Madrid look to play hardball over the transfer fee.
Belotti has a £87m release clause in his contract and although Mihajlovic would like to keep hold of the player, he claims a flood of money could arrive.“Will he stay? I hope so and so does [President Urbano] Cairo who isn’t thinking of selling him,”
“Then there’s the €100m release clause. If someone pays it then a flood of money will arrive, but then we’d have to change the way we play.“It’s not just about replacing Belotti, it’s worse than that. It’s hard to find someone else who pulls their teammates forward and scores 26 goals.“What I always say to him – and what I told [Christian] Vieri via Gazzetta – is don’t lose your head; sacrifice, keep improving, don’t lose than hunger that made you the player you’ve been recent.”
Belotti would be an incredible signing, but as Mihajlovic claims, selling the striker would leave them having to scramble for a replacement, who may not even perform.
They’re in a good position to keep hold of Belotti and unless United raise a substantial fee, I don’t see him being allowed to leave.
Manchester United has signed Benfica defender Victor Lindelof since early June and Mourinho has recently voiced out his frustration over the lack of transfer activities to bolster his squad ahead of next season campaign.