One of Tottenham’s most crucial pieces of business during the summer transfer window was finally signing a back up to Harry Kane in the form of Carlos Vinicius.
The Brazilian has certainly made a promising start to his loan spell at the club, having started all but one of the club’s Europa League group stage games so far (transfermarkt.com).
However, Vinicius was by no means the only striker who was reportedly on Tottenham’s radar.
Perhaps the most high profile front man to be linked with a move to North London in the summer was Torino striker, Andrea Belotti.
Tottenham reportedly had an offer of around €50m (£46.3m) rejected by the Serie A club for their star striker (Gianluca Di Marzio), with the club’s sporting director, Davide Vagnati, also confirming Spurs’ approach (Sky Sport Italia via Football Italia).
It seemed as if the Lilywhites could potentially get another opportunity to sign the Italian international, with Calciomercato reporting at the end of October that Belotti was stalling on a signing a new deal with Torino after the club’s poor start to the season.
However, club president Urbano Cairo has now reiterated that he is determined to hang on to the striker and that the club are in talks to extend his stay in Turin.
When asked about Belotti’s contract situation, Cairo told Corriere della Sera: “He is the symbol of the Bull (Torino’s nickname). There is esteem and trust in our captain, we want to keep him. We will shortly discuss the extension of the contract. (Sporting director Davide) Vagnati is already working on it.”
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