Turin, June 12: Serie A football club Torino president Urbano Cairo has brushed off speculation on striker Andrea Belotti after he was linked with a summer move to AC Milan and Manchester United.
Cairo thinks it is Belotti’s own decision to stay at Torino despite being sought-out by other clubs.
“I want to keep Belotti as he has a contract until 2021. If a non-Italian club pays his 100 million euros ($112 million) release clause then yes I will sell him,” Cairo was quoted as saying by Fox Sports on Sunday.
“Even so, Belotti could then refuse a potential deal anyways. It is important to understand what he really wants. I think he wants to stay here with us at Torino.” he added.
The 23-year-old striker has scored 26 goals in 35 league appearances for Torino last season helping the team to finish ninth in the Serie A standings.