Chelsea and Italian Powerhouses Keep Tabs on Torino Ace

Alessandro Buongiorno said no to Atalanta last summer and has continued to grow afterward, further raising his valuation. He and Torino could accept if a top team tendered a large offer at the end of the season, TuttoSport informs (via Mediaset).

The center-back surely won’t lack high-profile suitors. Juventus director Cristiano Giuntoli recently spoke with his agent Giuseppe Riso. The Bianconeri touched base but are pessimistic about the viability of the deal.

In Italy, Inter and Milan are interested in Buongiorno, while Chelsea scouted him a few times. He might be headed abroad considering the sums involved. Torino had agreed to a €17M fee plus Duvan Zapata before the center-back elected to stay.

His price tag is close to €30M now, if not superior. It’ll take a substantial investment to lure him. He’ll keep boosting his reputation in the European Championship. He’ll likely have a prominent role given his recent stellar performances with Italy.

The 24-year-old got a new contract till 2028 after the summer. However, it shouldn’t be a big hindrance relative to his departure.

Our Take on Buongiorno

He might represent a rare case where a minnow was right in not taking the money at the first chance, as he has been impeccable afterward. His showings with the Azzurri quashed the doubts about his fit in a four-man defense. He’d do well in any side, but he might already be too expensive for Serie A ones, unless they can use creative formulas or makeweights.

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