Report: Torino’s Belotti comes at steep price for Man United

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Manchester United will have to reach deep into its pockets if it wants to sign Torino striker Andrea Belotti.

According to the Manchester Evening News, Manchester United will have to trigger Belotti’s release clause of more than $112 million to sign the 23-year-old. Belotti had a breakout season for Torino in 2016-2017, scoring 26 league goals with seven assists, finishing third in the scoring charts behind AS Roma’s Edin Dzeko and Napoli’s Dries Mertens.

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The report states that Real Madrid man Alvaro Morata is Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho’s first choice but if Real Madrid doesn’t sell, Belotti would be the second option to replace the injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Manchester United seem willing to spend big to add a high-profile striker to replace Ibrahimovic and play alongside Marcus Rashford. Anthony Martial, another forward who Manchester United spent big money on, is expected to also return and with one or two signings up top, Manchester United could potentially have one of the most feared attacks in the league.

Something else to follow is the future of captain Wayne Rooney, who could leave the club this summer but also could occupy one of the midfield or forward positions, even off the bench.