Arsene Wenger is eyeing Italian striker Andrea Belotti to further solidify Arsenal’s forward line-up, but a £50m fee has got the Gunners’ boss second guessing the prospect.
According to The Sun, the 23-year-old has been identified as a probable reinforcement in the light of Oliver Giroud’s age and uncertainty surrounding Alexis Sanchez’s future at the Emirates. A move was initially planned for January, however, in the light of the substantial price tag, Arsenal have now prolonged their decision till summer.
“Arsenal have an option for Belotti from Torino, and he is available for 60m Euros,” as claimed by The Sun.
“That is to get him now before any other teams come in for him, but Arsenal will not pay that amount just yet.
“They will wait to see what happens with him this season, and think about moving for him again in the summer.”
The Torino forward has rose to recognition and earned himself a chance for a bright future with his incredible season so far.
With 13 goals in 16 games, he is the second top scorer in the Serie A, a goal behind Mauro Icardi who currently leads with 14 goals.
A keen eye for goal and the tendency to give the opponent’s keeper a hard time, the Italy international is the presence Arsenal often lacks in front of goal.
Although Sanchez provides the required edge, Belotti would be a decent addition if Wenger does decide to move for him in the summer. Although the cost is quote high, Belotti would immediately provide offensive firepower.