Defender Alessandro Bastoni says that he only sees himself staying at Inter Milan as he looks to the future.

The 25-year-old spoke to Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews. He also named winning the Champions League and Club World Cup as his dreams in football.

Last summer, Bastoni signed a long-term contract extension with Inter.

The Italian international put pen to paper on a deal until the end of June 2027.

That was yet another important extension for the Nerazzurri to ward off the interest of some of Europe’s elite in signing Bastoni.

There is certainly no lack of suitors for Bastoni were he to become available.

The likes of Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, and Bayern Munich among others have all poked around.

But so far, the will of the player himself has been decisive.

Bastoni has never hidden the fact that he is happy at Inter. And the former Atalanta and Parma defender has once again made that clear.

Alessandro Bastoni: “Only See Myself At Inter Milan”

Asked if he feels confident that his future is at Inter, Bastoni replied “At the moment, I’d say yes.”

“Do you want to know why? Every time we play, our team bus passes a big apartment building.”

“I always see an older fellow there, waving an Inter flag,” Bastoni said.

“He’s standing there, every time.”

“That’s the kind of thing you can give people here,” the 25-year-old said. “I play for getting that kind of a feeling.”

Asked if he considers his partnership with Federico Dimarco to be the strongest left flank in Europe at the moment, Bastoni replied “In terms of understanding, yes.”

“I know the movements that he’s going to make even more he makes them,” the Italian international said of his teammate.

As far as his improvements, Bastoni said that “I focus a lot on the defensive phase.”

“I think that I’ve improved in that respect.”

“I watched how Rudiger marked Haaland in the Champions League,” the 25-year-old noted. “I want to imitate that.”

As far as his toughest opponents, Bastoni named “Salah.”

“But also Higuain, because of his quality and intelligence.”

And as far as his dream in football, Bastoni named “The Champions League, which is still something I have yet to win.”

“And the Club World Cup, which will be a fascinating competition to play in.”