Belotti was Torino’s top scorer through 7 seasons when he scored 113 goals in a total of 251 matches. But he decided to part ways this summer when his contract expired, to just join AS Roma and play under the direction of coach Mourinho.
Abraham, Belotti and Dybala are the attacking trio of coach Mourinho’s dream come true
However, after AS Roma recruited star Dybala who also owns strikers Tammy Abraham or Eldor Shomurodov, Carles Perez, Felix Afena-Gyan and Stephan El Shaarawy, the possibility of Belotti joining the Rome team was in trouble. In addition, because the 28-year-old Italian striker received too many offers from Wolverhampton, Nice and Galatasaray clubs, he had to think.
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However, the fact that coach Mourinho found a solution in the AS Roma attack was the decision to let the young star Felix Afena-Gyan leave (to Cremonese club), in order to make room for Belotti to increase the firepower of the attack and work hard. persuade the team leadership to speed up negotiations to have the desired striker.
Coach Mourinho is also the one who directly talked to Belotti about his project at AS Roma, convincing the star to choose only the Rome team and refuse other invitations to wait to join the Olimpico team.
This intention finally came to fruition when the AS Roma board decided to recruit Belotti on a one-season contract, but with the option of extending it for another two seasons based on the striker’s certain performance.
With the presence of Belotti, coach Mourinho is considered to have completed the dream trio for AS Roma, including the remaining two people, Abraham and Dybala. “They will be a very formidable attacking trio in Serie A this season,” GOAL assessed. Currently AS Roma is still shopping while pursuing the recruitment of defensive midfielder Mady Camara from Olympiacos to replace Wijnaldum and Zaniolo with long-term injuries.