Barcelona open discussions with Serie A star over summer move
Barcelona are the latest club to express an interest in Andrea Belotti, and have opened discussions with Torino over a summer move for the striker, according to Don Balon, via Sky.
The 23-year-old has shot to prominence this season by scoring 22 goals in Serie A, leading the likes of Edin Dzeko and Mauro Icardi in the goalscoring charts despite playing for a mid-table side.
Torino's Andrea Belotti has a 100m Euro release clause and is Serie A's top scorer with 22. Here are all of them. pic.twitter.com/eEAbIbX92d— High Up The Pitch (@HighUpThePitch) March 9, 2017
Europe’s elite clubs all seem to be keen on signing Belotti, but Barcelona are already looking to force the issue. It is unclear what price Torino would demand in order to sell, but they will almost certainly want a large amount.
The Blaugrana are not the most obvious choice from Belotti’s point of view, because they have the best strike force in place at the Camp Nou already.
Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar have scored over 200 goals between them in just over two-and-a-half years of playing together, and it would be very tough for the Italian to break into the first team regularly.