Erik ten Hag wants to bring Alessandro Bastoni to Man United in 2023. Inter Milan centre-back is also a target for other European bigwigs, including Real Madrid and Man City. Italy international has established himself as one of the best defenders in Serie A since becoming a regular for the Nerazzurri.
Bastoni came to the fore under Antonio Conte, and he has gone from strength in the last few years. Alessandro has turned out 130 times thus far for the Nerazzurri, chipping in with three goals and ten assists. And his exploits have also earned him a regular berth in the Italian national squad.
At the same time, the 23-year-old centre-back’s displays have captured the attention of Real Madrid, Man City, and Man United. Man City brought in a defender by signing Akanji in the summer transfer window. So it is unclear how the Italian defender might fit in the scheme of things at the Etihad Stadium.
Like Man City, it is not clear why Man United will look to add the Italian. Lisandro Martinez has settled down quickly at Theatre of Dreams, forging a solid central defensive partnership. So Man United will not really require another left-footed, especially when the defender is of the Italian international’s calibre.
Like Real Madrid, Alessandro Bastoni’s Inter Milan teammate Milan Skriniar is on Man United’s radar. It will be interesting to see if Alessandro Bastoni becomes a top target for Man United, Real Madrid, and Man City in the coming year.