Inter and Juventus are both keen on signing young Atalanta defender Giorgio Scalvini, as are teams from the Premier League, although his price tag could prove a major stumbling block.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the 19-year-old would cost no less than €40 million as big clubs really start to take an interest in view of the summer transfer window.
This season has been something of a breakout campaign for Scalvini in Serie A, as the teenager has proved that his age is no impediment to shining at the highest level.
As such, some of the Italian top flight’s heavy hitters are starting to plot a potential transfer for the Atalanta defender.
Inter are certainly keen, and would consider him the dream target to reinforce a backline which is set to see Milan Skriniar leave, whilst the futures of all of Stefan de Vrij, Francesco Acerbi, Alessandro Bastoni, and Danilo D’Ambrosio are all up in the air.
Meanwhile, Juventus are also looking to sign a defender during the summer window, and would see Scalvini as the ideal option to bolster their ranks at the back.
For both the Nerazzurri and the Bianconeri, the reasoning for targeting Scalvini is similar – the Italian has shown both concrete quality and adeptness playing top flight football in the present, and a high ceiling for future growth.
Moreover, there is the 19-year-old’s style of play, which is versatile, well-suited to playing in a variety of possible formations, and technically a good fit for teams that tend to play the ball out from the back.
Accordingly, both Inter and Juventus are dreaming of a signing of Scalvini, although the competition from the Premier League and the fact that La Dea would have little intention of cashing in on him for less than €40 million mean that it would not be easy for either of them.