His Italy Under-20 Coach Alberigo Evani noted that he is a man who does ‘Double duty’ and defends always from the front. This has been echoed from his Torino bosses, as Cairo has described him as a young man whose head is firmly on his shoulders and will put as much effort is as he possibly can.
Inter after all still have Mauro Icardi and their issues are many, but they are not lacking a number nine. Milan, it seems, are embedded in the endless dance of their takeover bid and will be unlikely to even consider serious investment until the summer. Juventus have Higuain and Paulo Dybala, plus not only would the Granata be loath to sell to their hated rivals, but the entire prospect of ‘The Old Lady’ spending this much on another striker is nonsensical.
The man they call ‘Il Gallo’ (the Rooster) has been in exemplary form this season. He has featured 14 times for his team and netted 11 goals, this is out of just 21 shots on target. He is becoming a feared predator, especially as he is already close to beating his tally from last season, 12 goals in 35 appearances. His style has seen his compared to Gianluca Vialli, a muscular and rather old school centre-forward whose movement and ability in the box sees him focus on only one thing, scoring goals.
Whilst Petrachi was working away sorting out the ‘nitty-gritty’ of Belotti’s contract银河棋牌, Toro owner Umberto Cairo was banging hitt娱乐场s PR drum as hard as he could. Like a Town Crier he announced that his young striker was worth as much as Gonzalo Higuain, €94.5m. This at first seemed somewhat whimsical, yet when the details of the contract started to filter out, there were suggestions that this figure could be correct.
It was with a childlike glee that Torino’s director Gianluca Petrachi announced Andrea Belotti’s contract renewal. He revealed they had worked on the deal for a long time, but now it was finally done.
Whilst it is hard (or unwise) to argue with Sinisa, it is easy to see why he is being touted at a premium. At only 22 years of age he is developing at an alarmingly quick rate and has three goals in five appearances for the national team. He is Italian and this gives him an added appeal for teams in Serie A. His work ethic and versatility make him one of the hottest properties in the division, but could anyone in Serie A seriously consider moving for him at these prices?
The new contract and the buy-out clause does seem to send a message that he is untouchable for those teams in Serie A, , and may instead be aimed at enticing the Premier League’s money or that of Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
The immense satisfaction from the Granata hierarchy was also down to the fact that the deal contained a seismic release clause. It was hoped that this would warn off any potential suitors from Serie A or abroad. The young man is Italy’s bright young hope anbbin真人视讯开户d the Turin side want to keep hold of him.
He is ‘cock of the walk’ for now and ‘The Rooster’ celebration will continue to be seen at the Stadio Grande Torino many more times before he eventually departs.
Sinisa Mihajlovic also said he is a player everyone would want to work with, but he also hasn’t let the new-found fame go to his head. The Coach lambasted him at Crotone for being lazy, despite him netting a brace and has made it clear that he has much room to improve.
Belotti is staying in Turin for the near future at least, although at 22 years of age he is perhaps one of the hottest properties in Europe. His long-term deal allows the club to play hard ball for his services and in the mean-time he can develop under a Coach who will test him and a fan base who love him.
Napoli perhaps would be the only sensible option for a potential bid, as with the injury to Arkadiusz Milik they have proved how light they are up front. Belotti would be perfect plying his trade at the San Paolo, as he’d get much better supply than in Turin. Even so this theory is as far-fetched as it is tantalising.