AC Milan appear to have taken a backseat in the race to sign Andrea Belotti on a free transfer, according to one journalist.
Belotti’s contract expires at the end of the current season and it seems as though his over six-year spell with the Granata could be coming to an end, as at the age of 28 the Italy international perhaps wants to fight for trophies.
Speaking during the ‘Calcissimo’ broadcast on Top Calcio 24 (via MilanNews), the well-known journalist Enzo Bucchioni spoke about Belotti and revealed his belief that he is more of a fit for Fiorentina at the moment than for Milan.
He is no longer that player able to win games alone as in the days of Gian Piero Ventura he adds, and Belotti should have been sold when Milan strongly wanted him and were willing to spend €70m but Urbano Cairo asked for €100m.
That was where “the player’s career got a little damaged” adds Bucchioni, and now the idea of him joining Milan – even on a free transfer – feels like too big a step up. Fiorentina have been thinking about Belotti for a long time since the two clubs are on good terms, and that is why they are the favourites.