Inter and Bastoni Ready to Shake Hands on Renewal Deal

After some back and forth with his agent in previous months, Inter and Alessandro Bastoni are on the verge of agreeing to a new contract. His current one expires in 2024, which would have made the upcoming transfer market window treacherous for the club.

Per Sky, the parties are in the final stages of the negotiation. The fact that the defender never doubted his permanence despite the situation helped the proceedings. He will tie himself down to the Nerazzurri for five more years. His salary will increase to €5M annually.

Bastoni joined Inter back in 2017 from Atalanta for a €31M fee. He became a regular in the 2019/2020 campaign following a loan spell at Parma. He has amassed 159 appearances with the club, tallying 3 goals and 14 assists. The 24-year-old has contributed to one Scudetto, one Coppa Italia, and two Supercoppa Italiana. He was part of the Italy squad that won Euro 2020.

Despite being often linked to a move to the Premier League, where he has a few admirers considering his style and technique, the center-back never seemed particularly close to leaving, even though his departure would have been highly profitable for his outfit.

Our Take on Inter and Bastoni

As is the case for Milan and Rafael Leao, the next six weeks before the start of the window are the right time to come to terms with players whose pacts run out in 2024, setting the stage for a serene summer. The Nerazzurri learned from their mistake with Milan Skriniar, plus the different intentions of the player surely assisted them. They haven’t maxed him out salary-wise, so there’ll be room for a touch-up in a couple of years.

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