He is not a consecrated center-back like David Alaba, for whom the great clubs in Europe bid, with Real Madrid at the helm, but he is the great pearl that Inter Milan does not want to miss for the world and they are already beginning to be interested in him great the great clubs of Europe. This is Alessandro Bastoni, the 21-year-old center-back who is dazzling at Inter and that Antonio Conte protects and cares with care. Yesterday he made the decisive goal of the victory, in a perfect combination with Young, which ended in Lukaku’s goal, thanks to which he has half a ‘scudetto’ in his pocket. In Italy they assure that he is a player very much like Guardiola and that Inter is rushing to finalize an anti-Pep renewal, he assures The Gazzetta dello Sport, that defines Bastoni as a mix of Chiellini and Bonucci. “An anti-Pep renewal is needed,” says the Italian newspaper.
“Alessandro Bastoni is a central defender with the foot of a midfielder and is confident in his technique.” With these credentials the Italian sports newspaper presents the great promise of Inter. AND highlights these qualities that make him a desirable player for Guardiola’s Manchester City. “With technically good defenders like Bastoni, building from the bottom up is not a gamble, but a solution,” recalls La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Renewal is urgent
At Inter they do not want to let a player of the present escape, but above all of the future. Your contract ends on June 30, 2023, but faced with the threat that he will end up being tempted by a team like City, the club is speeding up the signing of an extension agreement. Its current market value, according to Transfermarkt, is 55 million euros, not being an obstacle for a rich club like the English.
The fans hope and want Bastoni to stay at Inter for many more years. It is not just any central: He has a passing accuracy that is close to 90 percent and he is left-handed, which is a plus, one more differentiating quality. About to turn 22 he has played 81 games in Seria A and four in the Italian national team, all as a starter.
In Bastoni they see the modern and improved version of the Italian central. Successor to more constructive fenders, of the style of Gaetano Scirea and Franco Baresi. A center-back, the fruit of today’s advanced football, ready to play a double role: defend and place. A center-back, as they see in Italy, very much to the liking of Guardiola, and who must be retained as it is at Inter.