Gabriele Marcotti tells Man United why Jose Mourinho would like 23-year-old striker

The Serie A expert believes Andrea Belotti would be a signing that suits Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho

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Torino striker Andrea Belotti Photo: Andrea Belotti/Instagram

Andrea Belotti is very much a ‘Jose Mourinho-type’ signing, according to Gabriele Marcotti.

Manchester United have been heavily linked with a big-money move to sign the Italy international in the 2017 summer transfer window.

Belotti has been linked with a number of Europe’s top clubs, which is hardly surprising given his electric form in Serie A last term.

The 24-year-old netted 26 times in 35 games in Serie A appearances last season to finish as the division’s top goal-scorer.

Torino are said to have slapped a staggering £88m price tag on Belotti to warn off potential suitors this summer.

However, Serie A expert Marcotti expects Mourinho to be very interested in the Torino striker.

“He has been heavily linked,” Marcotti told ESPN FC. “In some ways he is very much a Jose Mourinho-type signing. He has a high work-rate.

“He is prolific at Torino. He gives everything he has.”

Belotti has scored four goals in nine appearances for the Italian national team.

The Torino striker has netted 40 times in 74 games in Serie A over the past two seasons at Torino.

Manchester United won the EFL Cup and the Europa League in their first season under Mourinho.

The Red Devils secured a return to the Europa League thanks to a 2-0 win against Dutch side Ajax in Stockholm last month.

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