Former teammate makes stunning claim about Arsenal January star target

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Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty claims Andrea Belotti will be a hit if he moves to the Premier League.

Belotti has been linked with a move to the Emirates since the beginning of the season but the reports gathered steam last week after Torino sporting director Gianluca Petrachi claimed Arsenal had made a €65m bid to sign the striker.

Although sources close to Arsenal quickly denied claims of an official offer, it is true that the Gunners are interested in the young striker but the club wants to wait until at least next summer before making a move for the striker.

Lafferty who played with the Italian at Palermo has claimed that the striker will be successful should he make the switch to the Emirates.

“Although he was only young, he had the footballing brain of a senior pro,” Lafferty told Sky Sports as quoted by the Daily Star.

“A good listener, always willing to learn, he’s a great character and would be great in any dressing room.

“He’s an out-and-out striker who holds the ball up well, is great in the air and has a very good eye for goal.

“There’s no reason why he can’t make it in the Premier League as he’s a willing worker and will go to great lengths to benefit the team.”

Belotti is being lined up as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez who is stalling on a signing a new contract with us and from what I have seen, he has great potential to fill the Chilean’s boots.

 However his release clause could be a stumbling block to any potential move as Arsenal are unlikely to activate his €100m release clause or pay anything close to that.

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