Reports claim, Tottenham Hotspur offered a loan move for Andrea Belotti but Torino rejected a bid.
Tottenham Hotspur was pursuing the Torino striker Andrea Belotti for a move to England. However, the bid offered by the Lilywhites was rejected by the Serie A side as they do not want a loan move for their Italian international.
According to Italian journalist and transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, Tottenham has made an offer to sign the 26-year old on loan initially with an option to buy him in the future.
Torino rejected the Belotti loan deal
Torino had received an offer to sign the striker by offering €50million that Tottenham would pay once the loan spell is completed. If the club wishes to keep him with them in the future.
But Torino only wishes to give up on the Italian striker only if the suitor comes with an offer of definite sale. Thus the Italian side turned down the proposal offered by Tottenham Hotspur.
The Premier League side who finished sixth in the 2019/20 EPL season wanted to bring Andrea Belotti to England for the upcoming campaign. Nevertheless, Jose Mourinho is in the transfer market to bring reinforcement to his attacking area.
Why would Spurs sign Andrea Belotti?
The pursuit of a new striker is because Mourinho wants to keep a striker in reserve. Further to compete with Harry Kane and fill in the area.
Tottenham Hotspur has been relying on Kane. The striker has a deep connection with injuries. He sustained an injury on the new year’s Day. He was sidelined till April. That cost them the Champions League title.
During the difficult situations, the squad would turn towards Son Heung Min and Lucas Moura to make goals. Not that the duo couldn’t do the job. But bringing a natural striker would dominate the attacking area. Mourinho is aware they need a striker who could take care of goals in Kane’s absence. Also, his presence could push the England striker to his limits.
Belotti was once a transfer target of several European giants
Andrea Belotti was a sensational Italian striker who was once a subject of interest to many European giants. Andrea Belotti has been a captain of Torino and has spent a spell of five good seasons. In his previous season, he scored a goal in every match giving 22 goals in 44 games.
The Italian talent had given a good debut season at Torino giving 12 goals and six assists in 37 appearances. Later, in the 2016/17 season, Belotti took his name to another height by racking 26 goals in 35 appearances in Italy’s top league. The stats kept many on alert and in that season he was linked with many big European teams.
Though no club could ever submit any official paperwork and thus he continued serving for Torino. Though his goals were not intense like before neither his stats were.
When talking about the last three seasons, he could only make 41 goals in total. He has appeared in 192 games for Torino and has scored 92 goals. He has also collected the international games experience having scored 9 goals in his 28 caps.
The goalscorer has a quality that would help Spurs fight for silverware in the next season. He has the ability to score with both feet and he would fit in easily in the Premier League. It is to be seen if Belotti is willing to play as a deputizing player to Kane.