16 Oct 2016

Anfield MegaDeal: Liverpool may have to pay €60m to sign 'top-class' Klopp target. Worth it?

Liverpool are reportedly planning a €22m January offer for 'top-class' Torino striker Andrea Belotti, but it looks like the striker's transfer fee may be about to skyrocket.

On Friday, an alleged exclusive in Calciomercato claimed:

"Liverpool are planning to beat Arsenal to Andrew Belotti by making a €22m offer. Klopp wants him at Anfield".

According to Italian newspaper Tutto Mercato today:

"Torino's chairman, Urbano Cairo, has decided to extend Belotti's contract until 2021, and will insert a €60m buy-out clause in a bid to keep other teams away from the Italian international".

€60m for a striker who's never scored more than 12 goals in a single season? It's laughable, and in my view, Cairo is living in some kind of deluded fantasy land if thinks any club will pay more than €60m+ for Belotti (who cost Torino just €7.5m).

Belotti's stats:

* Career Total: 62 goals/18 assists in 181 games (Goal every 188 mins. G/A every 146 mins)

* 54% of overall goals/assists came in Serie B.

* Palermo/Torino: 32 goals/16 assists (48) in 105 apps (Goal every 182 mins. G/A every 121 mins).

Is Belotti a better option than, say, Alexander Lacazette?


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