After spending over six-and-a-half years at the club, Andrea Belotti is expected to leave Torino as a free agent at the end of June.
The 28-year-old has proved himself to be one of the most consistent forwards in Serie A as he has reached double-digit figures for goals in each of the past six seasons since arriving from Palermo.
The 2021-22 season has been slow for Belotti, who has been limited to 12 appearances due to two separate injuries. However, since returning from the sidelines, he has scored in two of his last three matches and is beginning to regain confidence.
Torino’s captain is determined to move to a bigger club and relaunch his career, and, according to Tuttosport, AC Milan and Atalanta are leading the race to sign Il Gallo. Juventus and Inter Milan are also in contention as the Italian will have plenty of options to consider.
Belotti has never been shy about his love for Milan, whom he has supported since childhood, and has made it very clear that he would join the Rossoneri if they were interested. Milan had previously seen a €70 million offer for the Torino striker rejected back in 2017.
Before they can materialize their interest in Belotti, Milan must first address the future of Zlatan Ibrahimović and decide whether Il Gallo would be able to adapt to Stefano Pioli’s tactics. Belotti would not be the ideal long-term solution to their attack, but he would act as a good rotation player and save transfer funds that could be spent elsewhere.
Belotti’s continued dream to join his boyhood club would give Milan a clear advantage in transfer negotiations, and the overall consensus is that if they call, Belotti will answer.
Atalanta remains the other clear candidate for Belotti’s signature, only if they sell one of Duván Zapata or Luis Muriel. The Italian international is a native of the Bergamo province and began his playing career for nearby Albinoleffe.
Belotti will hope that a change in scenery will help him return to his past form and earn a call-up to Roberto Mancini’s Italy squad for the upcoming Qatar World Cup.