Insider claims Man United view 23-year-old striker as back-up option to top target

Serie A expert David Amoyal believes Andrea Belotti is Manchester United's back-up option if a deal for Alvaro Morata fails to materialise

Torino striker Andrea Belotti Photo: Andrea Belotti / Instagram

Manchester United will only sign Andrea Belotti if a deal for top target Alvaro Morata fails to materalise, according to David Amoyal.

The ESPN FC reporter believes that Manchester United have made signing Real Madrid forward Morata a priority in the summer transfer window.

The Red Devils have also been linked with a move to sign Torino forward Belotti over the past couple of weeks.

Belotti and Morata emerged as targets for Manchester United after Antoine Griezmann committed his future to Atletico Madrid.

However, Serie A expert Amoyal believes Belotti is Manchester United’s second-choice signing behind Morata.

Amoyal wrote on his Twitter page: “Roma and Nainggolan are working on an extension, Bellotti is an alternative to Morata who is United’s top choice, no updates on Fabinho”

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Manchester United completed their first summer signing on Wednesday after Sweden international Victor Lindelof completed a £30.7m switch to Old Trafford from Portuguese champions Benfica.

The Red Devils secured a return to the Champions League next term thanks to a 2-0 win against Dutch giants Ajax in the Europa League final.

Manchester United also won the Community Shield and EFL Cup in their first season under Jose Mourinho.

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