2 Dec 2016

Anfield MegaDeal? Boss questions £84m transfer fee for 'top-class' Liverpool target wanted by Klopp

Torino boss Sinisa Mihajlovic has dismissed suggestions of a record transfer fee for one Liverpool's main target.

Recent reports suggest that Liverpool are 'monitoring' Torino striker Andrea Belotti ahead of a possible January offer, and according to Torino president Urbano Cairo, the coveted striker is worth a whopping '€100m' [£84m].

Torino boss Sinisa Mihajlovic has publicly contradicted his boss, though, and scoffed at the possibility that Belotti is worth that much. Speaking to reporters this week, Mihajlovic insisted:

"In the cases of Belotti, I don't believe that any player can be worth €100m".

Of course Belotti is not worth €100m (!) Given his goal ratio of one every 166 minutes, he's not even worth €50m (IMO).

Cairo made a comparison with Gonzalo Higuain (who cost Napoli €90m this summer), but there's a major difference: Higuain has a long history of scoring goals in Europe's top leagues, and his goal ratio is significantly superior.

In any event, in the entire history of Italian football, only one outfield player (Alessandro Nesta) has ever sold for more than €30m, so it's highly unlikely that Belotti will sell for more than €30m-€40m.

Are there any players in world football genuinely worth €100m?


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