Torino Reportedly Ruling Out Andrea Belotti’s Departure

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Torino are decided to keep their star striker, Andrea Belotti, as long as they can. And that means the Serie A side is practically ruling out a transfer during the January window if the chance arises.

According to a statement from the club’s president, Urbano Cairo, in Mediaset’s “Tika Taka” program, the chairman said there have not been any recent transfer approaches for Belotti, but acknowledged that the player is quite happy where he is right now. He also mentioned that the lone real transfer offer was the one from AC Milan in the summer.

Based on reports from a few months ago, Milan were reportedly interested in the star striker and even enquired about him, but did not follow with an acceptable offer so the talks stalled quickly. Belotti’s current deal includes a €100 million clause in case any Serie A side wants to sign him, so it was clear Milan did not want to spend that much on the 23-year-old.

The numbers back Belotti up, though. He scored 26 goals in 35 Serie A games last season, and recently extended his contract until 2021 amid transfer rumours that linked him with clubs such as Arsenal and Manchester United, among others.

But for now it seems the star striker is not going anywhere. And that’s something Torino fans will surely enjoy because if Belotti repeats last season’s form into the current one, his move to a bigger club will be almost inevitable.