Torino could make captain Andrea Belotti available for as little as €18m (£15m) this summer, according to reports in the Italian media.
The 27-year-old, who starred for Italy at the European Championships last month, has less than a year remaining on his contract and El Toro president Urbano Cairo is willing to offload the Serie A club’s talisman for a cut-price deal.
Belotti has been linked with West Ham, along with Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham, in the past, and Hammers fans on Twitter think the London club should go after him:
Would love him to come to West Ham
— jason (@jmosborne89) August 9, 2021
Been saying this for months, we should be all over this!! ??♂️??
— Jamie⚒ (@WHUFC_Jamie) August 9, 2021
He’d fit right in. ⚒️
— MikeDX7 (@DX7Dreams) August 9, 2021
He was a nuisance whenever he played at Euros
— Garfield Winker? (@gdude1853) August 9, 2021
— FPL Cockney (@FPL_Cockney) August 9, 2021
Too good to be true, hence we aren’t going for him
— Rokas (@RokasWHU) August 9, 2021
Get him to the bowl, gives me arnie type vibes ⚒️
— Dylan Addison (@dylanaddo) August 9, 2021
At that price. 100%
— ADAM? (@ADAMArchitectUK) August 9, 2021
Please make this happen @davidgold @WestHam @jsullivanwhu
— Mark Derry (@Markderry83) August 9, 2021
Considering Tammy Abraham is valued at around £40m, Belotti’s availability for a fraction of the price would make him a bargain. While the forward isn’t always the most consistent of scorers, he does get into double figures every season.
The Italian international is also a target man, making him a perfect fit for David Moyes’ style of play, but we shall see if West Ham do make a move for the striker.