Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has been an admirer of Atalanta star Andrea Conti and despite winning the league this season, he wants reinforcements and is eyeing a move for the player in the summer.
The young Atalanta defender is in-demand this summer after a blistering season. The 23-year-old Italian defender has attracted interest from top clubs. The likes of Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Milan are said to be keen on the Atalanta star. Conte is said to be an admirer of the 23-year-old Italian as he looks to bolster his defence.
Andrea Conti has been in fine form this season featuring 33 times for the Nerazzurri. He has scored 8 times this season mustering 5 assists in the process. The attacking aspect he brings to the side is a notable point which saw him create a chance per game.
Conti averages a minimum of 5 defensive actions per game which sees him balance his attacking threat with his defensive prowess. He averages almost 2 tackles and 2.5 interceptions per game highlighting his defensive stability. (Stats via Squawka)
What will he offer to the club?
With the ability to play in different positions, his versatility is considered to be one of the most important aspects of his team. Apart from being a right back, he can drop into the midfield as well.
Along with his versatility, Conti’s got the pace and the intelligence to be an attacking bombardment for his side. He is an aware defender who constantly clears all threats. He gives his side a perfect defensive stability and helps the midfield to control the game.
Conti has represented the Youth levels with the Italian National Side. He is a part of the U-21 squad for the European Championships which will be held in Poland this summer.
Worth the money?
It is figured that the transfer value will not be in the range of eye-watering numbers churned out in today’s date and that it will be a bargain for Chelsea. Conti will surely bolster the Chelsea defence who will aim for the big prize in Europe the coming season. With the U-21 European Championships looming, Conti’s value is destined to rise.
Hence, buying him early would be shrewd business from the Blues. The versatile nature offered by Conti will be a big asset for Chelsea.
The signing would really be a big statement of intent from the English Champions as they look to conquer Europe next.