Manchester United are ‘pressing’ to sign Inter Milan defender Alessandro Bastoni this summer.
The Lowdown: Bastoni profiled
Inter’s gamble on the 23-year-old has since paid off, though, with Bastoni now valued at a career-high £54m by Transfermarkt. He has made 117 appearances for Inter, 43 of which have come during the current campaign.
The Italy international will be entering the final two years of his contract in the summer, but it looks as if he could be on the way out of Italy over the coming months.
The Latest: United links
The report says that Bastoni’s agent recently met with Inter chiefs, where it was decided they could ‘sacrifice’ the defender over the summer, adding that United could ‘carry out a deal’ after he was made available for transfer.
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The Verdict: Ten Hag knows…
Bastoni is now the latest, and it appears to show that Ten Hag knows a defensive overhaul is required at Old Trafford. He seems to pride himself on making his team hard to beat, with his Ajax side conceding just 19 goals in the Eredivisie in 2021/22.
The Red Devils have already let in 57 in 37 games, more than the likes of Burnley and Brentford, so a few centre-backs could be handy to replace the likes of Eric Bailly and Phil Jones, who look set to leave.
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