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Manchester United and Liverpool show interest in Italian marksman

Manchester United and Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Andrea Belotti in the coming summer transfer market.

Tutto Sport reports that Manchester United and Liverpool are considering a potential transfer for Italian striker Andre Belotti of Torino. The 27-year-old striker is also on the radar of both Inter and AC Milan. With that being said, Torino are aware of the interest in the European transfer market for their striker and have already shortlisted Joao Pedro as a replacement if Belotti leaves.

In the case of Manchester United, the Red Devils will be requiring a striker next season. Edinson Cavani‘s free transfer has paid off so far, however, the South American striker has not settled down well in his new environment and is homesick. Anthony Martial has also been a mere shadow of his past form this season and is currently out injured for the remainder of the season due to an injury while on duty with France.

With Cavani heading out in the summer and Martial’s inconsistent run of form, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be looking for a striker in the transfer market. Erling Haaland will be the obvious first choice, however, considering Andrea Belotti as a cheaper alternative should not be looked over.

The 27-year-old Italian striker has twelve goals and seven assists so far in Serie A while playing for a relegation-threatened side. A move to a better team like Manchester United or Liverpool will certainly improve Belotti goal-scoring attributes given the quality of teammates at his supply in such teams.

While it makes complete sense why the Red Devils are looking into signing Andrea Belotti, the same can be said for Liverpool as well. Roberto Firmino has been quite futile for the past few seasons in front of goal. The Reds are in need of firepower in the attack as only Mohamed Salah and Diogo Jota have been performing on a consistent basis.

Liverpool certainly cannot afford to sign Erling Haaland this summer. While Haaland is out of the question for the Reds, a move for Belotti seems to be an ideal proposition.