Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb have claimed that Carlo Ancelotti and Everton are willing to splash an enormous £53million to sign Torino goal getter Andrea Belotti in the summer.
Belotti, 25, is regarded as one of the best strikers in Italian football but is yet to try his hand at one of Europe’s bigges sides – despite scoring 26 Serie A goals in 2016-17. Though his form has dropped off, he is still an elite striker.
Indeed, the Torino skipper has netted 15 goals in 31 league and cup appearances for his side – where he is approaching 200 appearances in all competitions. Belotti’s stunning, consistent form has also seen him clock up 27 Italy caps.
Everton have been after a striker to replace Romelu Lukaku since he joined Manchester United. Despite the form of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Ancelotti is keen to raid his own country for Belotti and bring him to Merseyside – and pay £53million.
TBR’s view – Signing Belotti very harsh on Calvert-Lewin
Belotti would be a stunning signing for any Premier League side. Arsenal may want him given Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future, Tottenham the same with reports surroding Harry Kane, while Chelsea are likely to remain desperate for a striker.
Odion Ighalo is only a stop-gap for Manchester United and they, like Everton, will be looking to replace Lukaku in the summer. Belotti could be a name on many clubs’ shortlists – not just Everton. But Calvert-Lewin is surely wondering what he needs to do.
The ex-Sheffield United ace is one the verge of an England call-up because of his stunning form, yet Everton still want to replace him. Belotti would be an unreal signing, but Calvert-Lewin would surely feel hard done by.