Torino striker Andrea Belotti’s extraordinary form in front of goal has shown no signs of abating after another excellent display in the 3-1 win over Palermo yesterday afternoon.
The 23 year old scored his second hat-trick of the season to help the Italian side to victory, and club president Urbano Cairo feels that in the Italian international’s current form, they may have to up their release clause to €150m.
Belotti signed a a new four and a half year deal in January that added a buyout clause of €100m but talking to Sky Sport Italia (translated by Goal.com), Cairo said it may not be enough:
“If I had to insert a figure in his contract right now I would go for €150 million… We will have to wait and see whether a team is willing to pay €100 million. I hope not because I want to keep him here. We are just enjoying him and his goals for now.”
Belotti’s current form has led to the Italian being linked with the links of Arsenal and Real Madrid. It must be remembered however that this is the Italian’s first prolific season at the top level. He scored just 12 last season, but has already doubled that this campaign with 24 in 27 appearances.