Manchester United join exciting transfer race for Serie A star

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Manchester United might be in search of a new striker in the upcoming summer transfer window. The club have had their issues finding the back of the net on a consistent basis in recent months.

Anthony Martial had an impressive 2019/2020 season in which he scored 23 goals across all competitions and was the club’s top scorer. As a result, some felt that he could be the long-term answer for the club up top. Unfortunately, he has looked out of form this season and has only 7  goals to his name till now according to stats from Transfermarkt.

On the other hand, Edinson Cavani has looked like a man who can still lead the line for a Premier League side, even at 34 years of age, when he has been on the pitch. Unfortunately, he has had his fair share of injury issues this season, which have kept him on the sidelines on a number of occasions. Also, he has been linked with an Old Trafford exit in the near future.

Thus, it would not be surprising if the club end up going for a new striker in the summer transfer window. And that man could be Torino captain Andrea Belotti.

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Belotti rose to prominence after his 26-goal Serie A season with Torino back in the 2016/17 campaign. And while he has never managed to match those numbers again, he has crossed the 10-goal mark in all his six seasons at Torino, according to stats from Transfermarkt.

As reported by Tuttosport (via ESPN), Manchester United have continuously monitored the situation of Belotti alongside other Premier League sides like Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.

The Italian international is a man in demand though. The report goes on that he is wanted by likes of AC Milan, Napoli, AS Roma, Fiorentina and Inter Milan as well. Atletico Madrid and Lyon are said to hold an interest in him also.

Thus, it will clearly not be easy to bring Belotti to Old Trafford with the number of clubs interested in his signature.

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