Andrea Belotti, who Tottenham reportedly tried to sign during the recent transfer window, is said to be stalling from putting pen to paper on a new contract with Torino, according to Calciomercato.
The 26-year-old has been one of the most prolific strikers in the Italian top-flight since arriving at Turin in 2015, having managed 97 goals in 196 appearances for the club (transfermarkt.com).
He has started this season on fire with five goals in his first four league games but it looks like it could be another difficult season for Il Toro, who are languishing in the relegation zone having drawn one and lost three of their games so far.
Gianluca Di Marzio reported last month that the Lilywhites had an offer of around €50million (£46.3m) rejected by the Serie A club for their star striker, with the club’s sporting director, Davide Vagnati, also confirming Tottenham’s approach (Sky Sport Italia via Football Italia).
Calciomercato now claim that the Italian international is still a long way away from reaching an agreement over a new deal with the club.
It is revealed that while Torino are prepared to offer him a pay rise, the striker has his doubts if the club can meet his ambition.
Given that Belotti’s contract runs out in 2022, the report suggests that it could be a “delicious market opportunity” for the top clubs in Europe.
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