Inter Defensive Prodigy on Real Madrid’s Radar

Real Madrid have interest in reinforcing their shaky defence, especially after their humiliating 2-1 loss to Moldovan minnows Sheriff Tiraspol in the Champions League. They are looking for a solid young centre-back to contest for one of the two places in that position alongside Jesus Vallejo, David Alaba, Eder Militao and Nacho Fernandez.

Italy centre-back Alessandro Bastoni is the name being linked to the Spanish giants, according to reports from Mundo Deportivo.

The 22-year-old has been one of the first names on previous manager Antonio Conte and current manager Simone Inzaghi’s respective team sheets. The 1999-born left-footed prodigy has a contract in Milan until June 2024 and recently signed a renewal deal with the club.

He has a transfermarkt value of €60m.

Real Madrid reportedly observed the defender’s capabilities last season in the Champions League and this season too as they face each other in the group stages once again.

Los Blancos are still reeling from their loss of Raphael Varane to Manchester United and Sergio Ramos to Paris Saint-Germain – two mainstays in defence for over a decade.

The former Atalanta man has registered 81 appearances with the Nerazzurri so far, scoring 3 goals in the process.