As the summer transfer window wanes and clubs are stressing over Ousmane Dembélé, Philippe Coutinho, Kylian Mbappé, Neymar, and other flashy strikers making (or not making) big moves around Europe, Torino’s 23-year-old big shot Andrea Belotti is over in Italy cooking up a storm. He’s long been linked to some of the biggest club’s in the world, and this goal against Sassuolo over the weekend undoubtedly turned some heads.
The Italian international scored 26 goals in Serie A last year, third most in the league, and almost singlehandedly dragged his team to a ninth-place finish. His contract with Torino runs through 2021 and his release clause will cost a pretty €100 million. But for a scorer like Belotti, in this most extravagant of transfer windows, that price somehow seems low.