In the summer of 2017, Andrea Belotti was heavily linked with AC Milan and several other top clubs. Being a boyhood Rossoneri fan, many expected the striker to join them but the move never materialised.
In the 2016/17 season, Belotti bagged an impressive 26 goals in the league and Milan made an attempt to sign him. Torino’s demands were high and other clubs were interested as well, but the outcome could have been different.
Speaking to Tuttosport, as cited by Radio Rossonera, Belotti’s former agent Sergio Lancini has revealed the background to all of the rumours. He admitted that he still doesn’t know why a move never materialised for Belotti.
“At Torino, he immediately that two extraordinary years, which attracted the attention of great clubs such as Atletico Madrid, Chelsea and Milan. At the end of the 2016/17 season, when Andrea Belotti had scored 26 goals, they made important advances.
“Why didn’t a transfer take place? I’ll be honest, I still don’t get it. What I can say is that, at the end of the 2016/17 season, just as I was putting the aforementioned offers on the table for the player and Torino, which would have led to a significant contractual improvement, Andrea asked me to review the conditions of our partnership,” he stated.
Belotti’s contract with Torino expired in the summer and he decided to join Roma on a free transfer, as Milan never even made an attempt. It’s not been a successful move thus far, struggling to impose himself in the capital.