According to Calciomercato.com, Inter have an option in place to sign young Italian sensation Alessandro Bastoni.
According to the website, Nerazzurri’s director of sport, Piero Ausilio met with Atalanta’s directors and agent Tullio Tinti recently and come away from it with an agreement, an option over the 17-year-old, who has already played 119 minutes of Serie A this season, but has scored 5 goals for the Primavera (via transfermarkt).
Inter have agreed to leave Bastoni in Bergamo for another year. The idea of new owners Suning is that the Nerazzurri are to recruit young, and Italian wherever possible.
The left-footed defender will do a Caldara basically, staying on the Dea’s books for the time being, but being sent to Inter when he is deemed ready.
The Nerazzurri had signed fellow youngster Gagliardini after he’d made less than ten Serie A appearances this season. The Gazzetta reported a few days ago that Bastoni would be worth €10-15 million, with further bonuses down the line.