Torino fearful over Belotti’s €100m release clause

Date published: Tuesday 11th April 2017 11:39

Torino president Urbano Cairo has revealed he is fearful the €100million release clause in Andrea Belotti’s contract is undervaluing the striker.

The Serie A club slapped the huge buyout clause in the Italy forward’s new deal in December 2016 and at the time Cairo believed it was “excessive”.

Now though, the club are worried the clause is not enough for the Italy forward, who is contracted to the club until 2021, and are planning talks with the player.

Cairo told Tuttosport: When I included a €100million release clause in Belotti’s contract somebody thought it was an excessive fee, now they think it’s not enough.

“I think nobody will come here to trigger his release clause and it would be better for him to stay for one more season at Torino.

“I’ve read he’s happy here and I’ll need to talk to him. He can still improve, play one more season for us, play the world [next year] cup and then we’ll see.”

Belotti is the current leading scorer in Serie A with 24 goals and is believed to be a target for Manchester United this summer, but Arsenal and Chelsea are also believed to be tracking the Granata forward.

And if all three attempt to make a move for the 23-year-old in the summer, then the release clause may well be met with the trio all desperate to add to their attacking talents.

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