The AC Milan management are weighing up a potential free transfer swoop for Andrea Belotti, but there are several variables that need to be taken into great consideration.
According to MilanNews, the first factor is called Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swede is trying to manage his body better at the age of 40 and his public declarations suggest retirement is not on his mind, but any discussion with Milan will be addressed in the spring.
Milan have a duty to look at what comes after Ibrahimovic and Belotti, at least in Italy, has proven to be a valid and prolific player having netted double figures in league goals in each of the six seasons he has been at Torino.
The second is the economic factor, because taking a player on a free transfer like the Italy international means paying him an important salary. Belotti will turn 29 next season and that means that the management could think twice about giving a large guaranteed pay packet.
Then there is the temptation to invest more in younger players, as this Milan has shown to be able to do well in scouting more unknown profiles to then develop into a future core.