Torino are pushing to sign Cagliari wingback Raoul Bellanova after his loan with Inter Milan ends this month.
This according to Sky Sport Italia transfer market expert Gianluca Di Marzio, who reports on his homepage that the Granata are ready to offer €7 million plus €2 million in add-ons for the 22-year-old.
Inter aren’t keen to pay the €7 million purchase option in the loan deal for Bellanova.
They would still like to bring him back next season, but for a discounted fee. The Nerazzurri have made this clear to Cagliari.
As such, Inter will have to negotiate a deal with the Rossoblu if they’re to sign Bellanova on a permanent basis.
Reports have suggested that the clubs could do so. However, Torino are aiming to swoop in and sign Bellanova.
Torino Want To Sign Raoul Bellanova Ahead Of Inter
According to Di Marzio, Torino will meet with Cagliari soon. They will offer the Sardinian side €7 million for Bellanova, plus €2 million in add-ons, if Inter don’t sign the player permanently by exercising the purchase option in his loan deal.
Accordingly, the ball would then be in Inter’s court.
The Nerazzurri could still decide to sign Bellanova permanently.
However, with a superior offer on the table from Torino, Cagliari will have little reason to accept a sale at a discounted fee.
Now, Inter’s response is awaited, and everything could still be in their hands. However, Torino aren’t waiting around. They want to iron out an agreement with Cagliari soon.
Bellanova A Perfect Fit For Torino’s 3-5-2 Formation
Bellanova joined Inter to play as a wingback in Simone Inzaghi’s 3-5-2 system.
The young wingback has been used here and there. However, he has hardly been a regular in the starting eleven.
Torino, by contrast, could offer Bellanova a regular starting place.
Moreover, like Inzaghi, Granata coach Ivan Juric plays a 3-5-2 formation with wingbacks.