Manchester City Transfer News: According to reports, Manchester City is interested in acquiring Alessandro Bastoni as Pep Guardiola continues to look for reinforcements for the center defense position.
Manchester City Transfer News: Alessandro Bastoni has reportedly emerged as one of Manchester City’s top transfer targets, as reported by Gazzetta Dello Sport. The heavyweights of the Premier League are hoping to further boost their defensive options after the season to further improve their depth. It would seem that Pep Guardiola has his eyes firmly set on the defender playing for Inter Milan.
Over the course of the previous several years, Bastoni has shown himself to be an important component of the Inter Milan defensive unit. The Italian international has been a consistent presence on the left side of the back three.
He has made an impact with his ability to carry the ball forward and make darting passes to teammates in front of him.
The 23-year-old defender is very agile for a center back. He has the kind of speed that is typical of top-tier defenders. Bastoni is one of the most brilliant up-and-coming defenders in international football, due in large part to his exceptional technical brilliance, which complements his natural talent.
Manchester City Transfer News: City’s interest is justified
In the defensive line, Bastoni’s services, along with those of Milan Skriniar and Stefan de Vrij, have been critical to Inter’s success in capturing the Serie A championship in the previous year.
On the last matchday, when the Nerazzurri have a tiny possibility to take the Scudetto from the hands of their archrivals AC Milan, he will probably play an even more significant role for Inter.
But after a pair of excellent seasons at Inter Milan, Bastoni may be searching for a fresh challenge outside of Serie A this summer. Bastoni’s potential destination is unknown at this time.
The player, who is now 23 years old, has garnered interest from several elite teams around Europe. This includes Tottenham Hotspur. There is no lack of potential suitors for him. Manchester City is the most recent team to enter the competition to recruit him to their roster.
It would seem that Pep Guardiola has singled out the Italian international as the best guy to contend with the defensive triumvirate of Aymeric Laporte, John Stones, and Ruben Dias in the next season.
Will the move go through?
It may be argued that Bastoni has a better heading than Stones and Laporte. He has the potential to become the defensive partner that Manchester City’s Dias wants in the years to come at the club.
On the other hand, Antonio Conte is going to be an extremely important figure in the hunt for Bastoni. The central defender has a good connection with the Italian coach. There are rumors that Conte would want to see them play together again in north London the following year.
This may give Tottenham an advantage in this pursuit, especially considering that the Lilywhites are even ready to promise the defender consistent game-time. However, Manchester City may be just too enticing to pass up.