Defender Alessandro Bastoni has made clear that his priority is to stay at Inter Milan for as long as possible.

Speaking to InterTV, via FCInterNews, the 24-year-old expressed his happiness at extending his Nerazzurri contract, and also gave his thoughts on the upcoming season.

This summer, Bastoni made the decision to extend his contract until the end of June 2028.

The Italian international is committing to the Nerazzurri for the long haul.

This is not because there is a lack of interest in Bastoni from other clubs.

The likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City have shown a long-term interest in the Italian, among others.

Even PSG, and Juventus were reportedly keen to swoop for Bastoni had he not extended his contract with Inter.

But for the 24-year-old, he has little doubt. He wants to stay put.

Bastoni has yet again affirmed the stance that he always has – the Inter defender doesn’t just want to remain a Nerazzurri player for a little while longer, but wants to make a total commitment.

Alessandro Bastoni Wants To Stay At Inter Milan For The Long Haul

“When I arrived at the Nerazzurril, I had one goal,” Bastoni said. “To establish myself at Inter, and stay as long as possible.”

“Now I’m happy to have extended my contract,” he added.

“That was what my family and I wanted.”

Of preparations for next season, Bastoni said that “We’re getting into it with a hunger to win as much as possibly can.”

“We have to try and repeat what we did last season,” he said.

“We’ll try to defend the Supercoppa, go all the way in the Coppa Italia, but above all we’re aiming for that second star,” Bastoni said, referring to winning the Serie A title for the Nerazzurri’s twentieth in its history.

The defender noted that “I have to thank the people who have worked at Inter over the years.”

He named “Coaches, teammates, players who have worn this shirt for a long time.”

“Now I’ll try to pass something on to the new arrivals,” Bastoni said of integrating with new teammates this summer.

He noted that “I still have to improve in many aspects – consistency over the course of the season, for example.”

“I have to try to be a leader, I want to try and push my teammates.”

Of the time off after the end of the last season, Bastoni said that “It had been a tough month. We needed to take some time off to recharge after getting so close but failing at the last step.”