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The latest reports swirling around revolve a tussle between Liverpool and Arsenal for Torino’s young, rising forward Andrea Belotti.

As reported by Goal.com:

“Everton has joined a host of European giants in the race to sign Torino starlet Andrea Belotti, TuttoMercatoWeb reports.

Belotti’s form this season has been stellar, with the 22-year-old’s eight goals in ten for Il Toro earning him five Italy caps – throughout which he scored an additional three goals.

And the youngster’s performances have seen the Toffees join the race to land him.

A deal will not come easy for Ronald Koeman’s side, however, with Liverpool, Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund all credited with an interest.

Another stumbling block is the fee the young attacker will command, with reports suggesting Belotti is valued at around 43 million pounds ($53.1M).

One thing is for sure, however: with three-and-a-half years left on his current deal, clubs will have to spend big if they hope to land him in the near future.”

 

Worth signing?

As mentioned above by Goal.com, Belotti has registered — as of writing — 8 goals in 10 Serie A appearances and another 3 in 5 international caps with Italy.

Plain and simple, the man is in the form of his life.

At 22, the Italy international seems to have time on his side to prove himself as a long-term signing for any side, which could be of benefit to the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool, especially with forwards such as Giroud and Sturridge’s futures and standings in their respective sides seemingly up in the air.

However, for his benefit, I’d probably suggest that Belotti moves to a team where he’ll likely get guaranteed football such as Everton who are also reportedly in the race to sign him.

 

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