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Report: Striker on Everton radar now worth £23m, Toffees were prepared to spend £53m last year

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Report: Striker on Everton radar now worth £23m, Toffees were prepared to spend £53m last year

Reported Everton target Andrea Belotti could potentially be available for £23million, a year after the Toffees were apparently prepared to spend £53million to bring him to Goodison Park.

The 27-year-old has become an icon at Torino, clocking up 219 competitive appearances since his 2015 move, and registering 103 goals and 25 assists for the team he now captains.

To date, Belotti has not been tempted by a move away, despite having previously been linked with a multitude of teams over the years.

Torino FC v AS Roma - Serie A

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As well as Everton, the likes of AC Milan, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and West Ham have all been linked with the Italy international.

Tuttomercatoweb reported last year that Everton had set aside £53million to try to sign Belotti.

Earlier this month, meanwhile, Corriere Granata reported that the Toffees were still monitoring the Granata marksman’s situation.


Now, Corriere dello Sport has linked AC Milan and Roma with Belotti, suggesting that the Rossoneri could be looking to offer 25m Euro (£23million) for him.

Given Belotti’s contract runs out at the end of next season, Torino’s hand isn’t quite as strong, and they’re running out of time to cash in on him if he doesn’t pen a new deal.

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Belotti is a talented and prolific striker, boasting several key traits including speed, acceleration, strength, work-rate, tactical awareness and of course, an eye for goal.

At 27, he’s now very much in the prime of his career, still scoring plenty of goals for a fairly modest side.

If £23million really could persuade Torino to part ways with him, then Everton really should try to snap him up.

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